Hundreds of Broadcasters Flock to Washington to Protect TV Viewers

March 6, 2013 at 10:09 am 1 comment

This week, hundreds of broadcasters from across the country are in the nation’s capital to meet with their members of Congress.

This annual call on Congress serves as an opportunity to educate legislators on the issues that impact local stations and their communities.

With nearly 500 broadcasters descending on Capitol Hill, broadcasters are committed to doing everything within their power to ensure that viewers’ access to the news, emergency updates and entertainment they rely on each day is not jeopardized.

Ironically, this week a major snow storm is also hitting the D.C. area, serving as another reminder of the indispensable role local TV and radio stations play in times of weather emergency.

In addition to broadcasters’ lifeline role in providing important information to Americans, broadcasters are discussing the upcoming spectrum incentive auction process with their legislators. Broadcasters are stressing the need for the FCC to adhere to the intent of Congress and ensure that free, local television remains an indispensable service for the American people.

For information on what you can do to keep broadcast TV free and accessible for everyone to enjoy, click here.

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  • 1. ann mahaffee  |  March 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I’m very concerned about this auction.Congress never worries about a small percentage of population,which is what they consider those viewers using over the air broadcast.I also believe those wanting more spectrum really don’t need it ,they want it just because it’s there and would love to find away to make us pay to receive local free OTA.


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