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August 2, 2013
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on FCC Nomination of Michael O'Rielly

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to President Obama nominating Michael O'Rielly as FCC Commissioner, the following statement may be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"NAB congratulates Michael O'Rielly on his nomination to the FCC. He will bring years of public policy experience and a deep breadth of knowledge on telecom issues to the Commission. Once confirmed, we look forward to working with him on matters of critical importance to free and local broadcasting."

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