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January 25, 2010
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Board Honors the Late Jim Quello

WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Broadcasters Joint Board of Directors, meeting today in Washington, DC, unanimously passed a resolution honoring the late Jim Quello. Quello served for 24 years as a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, and served as the Acting Chairman of the agency in 1993.

"It is hereby resolved this day by the Joint Board of the National Association of Broadcasters that NAB and all broadcasters mourn the passing of a truly great American, James H. Quello. Jim Quello was himself a great broadcaster who answered the call of his country as a war hero in World War II, and through more than two decades of service on the Federal Communications Commission as a Commissioner and Chairman. NAB is grateful for Jim Quello's unwavering support for free and local broadcasting and applaud his bipartisan approach to public policy debates. We have lost a true friend," read the resolution approved today by the NAB Joint Board of Directors.

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith issued a statement Sunday afternoon honoring Chairman Quello.

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