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September 27, 2010

FCC Commissioner McDowell, NAB's Smith Featured During 2010 Radio Show Session

WASHINGTON, DC -- The 2010 Radio Show will include a conversation between FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith, moderated by NAB Executive Vice President and General Counsel Jane Mago.

Held at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, "A Conversation with Commissioner McDowell" will examine the key issues facing radio today. Topics will include HD Radio, the future of media, radio advertising and radio translators.

Commissioner Robert McDowell was appointed to the FCC in 2006 and was reappointed in 2009. He joined the FCC with 16 years of experience working in the communications industry. Immediately prior to joining the FCC, McDowell was senior vice president for the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel), an association representing competitive facilities-based telecommunications service providers and their supplier partners. He has also served on the North American Numbering Council (NANC) and on the board of directors of North American Numbering Plan Billing and Collection, Inc. (NBANC).

Gordon Smith was named president and CEO of NAB in 2009, and previously served as a two-term U.S. senator from Oregon and senior advisor in the Washington offices of Covington & Burling. As a member of the U.S. Senate, Smith's committee assignments included the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the panel that oversees all broadcast-related legislation. He also served on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Additional session information is available here. To view a list of Radio Show Legislative and Regulatory sessions, click here.

About the Radio Show
The 2010 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 29-October 1 in Washington, DC. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age. To learn more about the 2010 Radio Show, visit

News media registration is now available online. Click here to register or contact Eva Henninger at 202-429-5481 for additional information.

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. Learn more at

About NAB
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


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