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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2012

NAB Statement on Formation of a Broadcaster Coalition to Consider Participation in Spectrum Auctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- NAB issued the following statement in response to the formation of a new broadcaster coalition that will consider participating in the FCC's voluntary incentive auctions, which can be attributed to Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"NAB will continue to engage our members, the FCC and others to develop an auction that allows volunteer broadcasters to be adequately compensated for leaving the business while holding harmless TV stations that remain on the air. If the devastation of Hurricane Sandy has demonstrated anything over the last two weeks, it's been the unique resiliency and reliability of our transmission architecture and the indispensable lifeline role played by local broadcasting in the fabric of American life."

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