WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today's passage of the PIRATE Act (H.R. 583) by the House of Representatives, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
“NAB applauds the House of Representatives for unanimous passage of the PIRATE Act, which strengthens the FCC’s ability to combat illegal pirate radio operations. Unlawful pirate radio stations not only interfere with licensed radio broadcasts, but also jeopardize air traffic control communications and threaten public safety. We commend Reps. Tonko (D-NY) and Bilirakis (R-FL) for their leadership on this issue and urge swift passage of the PIRATE Act by the Senate.”
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