WASHINGTON, DC -- Upon learning today that Apple's next generation iPod nano will feature FM radio capability, including iTunes tagging, NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton issued the following statement:
"Today's announcement validates a longstanding desire by NAB and broadcasters across America to ensure that our free and local content is available on every conceivable mobile device and technology."
"On behalf of radio broadcasters across the country, NAB applauds Apple for recognizing the value of free, local radio. It gives America's 235 million weekly radio listeners yet another platform to enjoy our free service and brings a valuable feature to one of the world's preeminent entertainment products."
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.