Celebrating 100 Years

Get ready for 2023 as we celebrate 100 years of NAB, NAB Show and incredible local service by television and radio broadcasters!

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Broadcasting By the Numbers

  • 17,130 total full-power broadcast stations in the U.S.1
    • 1,756 full-power television stations
    • 15,374 full-power radio stations
  • 63.4 million Americans rely on broadcast television through an antenna.2
  • 20.5 million minority households own a TV antenna.2
  • 97% of adults either listened to radio or watched TV in an average week.2
  • Over 90% of Americans listen to radio each month.3

Helping the Children of Ukraine

In response to the war in Ukraine, broadcasters around the country helped to raise funds to assist the children impacted by this global crisis.

  • From June 20, World Refugee Day, to July 4, stations participated in a NAB PSA campaign to benefit UNICEF USA’s emergency response for the children of Ukraine, helping to raise $1 million in a short period of time.
  • In addition to 30-second radio and TV PSAs in English and Spanish, NAB provided talking points, B-roll featuring UNICEF USA’s CEO and other resources for stations to utilize on their websites, social media and in newscasts.
  • NAB is grateful to stations across the country that have raised millions for Ukraine relief and that also provided in-depth news coverage and held fundraising drives for Ukrainians since the beginning of the war. Your actions demonstrate the power of the airwaves to create impactful public good.

Local Stations #BroadcastGood

From June 7 to August 13, broadcasters across the country took to social media to share their favorite public service projects and activities using the hashtag #BroadcastGood, reminding policymakers and their constituents of local stations’ vital role in local communities.

  • The #BroadcastGood campaign kicked off the day of the Celebration of Service to America Awards live gala and ran through the last air date of the television program.
  • Broadcasters’ engagement demonstrated the power of local broadcasters coming together to send a unified message about their incredible community service.

1Source: FCC Broadcast Stations Totals as of September 30, 2022

2Source: 2022 MRI-Simmons Spring Doublebase USA

3Source: Nielsen