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May 17, 2011
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Response to Draft "Spectrum Reform" Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith issued the following statement in response to draft spectrum reform legislation circulated by Senators Jay Rockefeller and Kay Bailey Hutchison.

"We appreciate the sincere efforts Sens. Rockefeller and Hutchison have made in the draft bill to address broadcaster concerns with voluntary incentive auctions. We are hopeful our remaining concerns can be accommodated, and we look forward to working closely with them and others to ensure that the interests of viewers are protected as the legislation moves forward."

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