WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the introduction of the Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act, the following statement may be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
"NAB thanks Rep. Butterfield for introducing legislation that would increase diversity in broadcast station ownership. Broadcasters have long supported market-based solutions that expand the diversity of voices at radio and television stations, and NAB has worked with partners from across industries to help women and minorities achieve their dreams of station ownership. We will continue our work with regulators, lawmakers and stakeholders on addressing this important issue and support swift passage of this legislation."
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