WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to the death of former Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT) at age 81, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
"Broadcasters have lost a great champion and I have lost a good Senate friend with the passing of Conrad Burns. Conrad's deep appreciation for local broadcasting -- based on his many years of service as a farm broadcaster in Montana -- was evident on the Senate Commerce Committee. NAB and the farm broadcasting community will miss this common-sense lawmaker and man of good humor."
Please read this National Association of Farm Broadcasting profile for more information about Senator Burns' work regarding farm broadcasting.
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