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2022 NABOB Fall Conference Returns In-Person Oct. 19-21

The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) will host the 46th Annual Fall Broadcast Conference and 22nd Power of Urban Radio Forum Wednesday, October 19 through Friday, October 21, 2022 at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino, located just outside of Washington, D.C. Created in partnership with the U.S. Black Chambers (USBC), The 2022 By Black Conference is a three-day event that brings […]

NABOB & BIA Advisory Services Release 2022 Black Owned Radio Stations Ownership & Revenue Report

The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) and BIA Advisory Services have partnered to release the 2022 Black Owned Radio Stations Ownership & Revenue Report. This is the first time such a report has been available to provide marketers, agencies, policy makers, broadcasters and other industry leaders with a detailed analysis of Black Owned […]

Dentsu International Wins 2022 Microsoft Advertising Global Social Impact Award

The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) congratulates dentsu international, recipient of the 2022 Microsoft Advertising Global Social Impact Award for “More Than That with Gia Peppers,” which aired exclusively on NABOB member radio stations and networks. In an online announcement for the award, Microsoft Advertising cites the following accomplishments resulting from dentsu’s transformative […]

Announcing GM’s 2nd Annual Diverse Owned Media Summit

The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) invites members and colleagues within the broadcasting and media advertising industries to support the 2nd Annual General Motors Diverse Owned Media Summit.   In 2021, General Motors introduced their “Road to Equity” vision with the intent of driving greater inclusivity in media. In 2022, General Motors will […]

NABOB Mourns The Passing of Jerry Lopes

The broadcast industry lost a true pioneer in the recent passing of Jerry Lopes at age 72. Before his retirement in 2019, Jerry served as President of Program Operations & Affiliations at American Urban Radio Networks for twenty-six years, and as member of the NABOB Board of Directors. Jerry’s broadcast career began with the Armed […]

NABOB Urges Congress to Reject H.R. 4130: American Music Fairness Act

NABOB recently sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opposing H.R. 4130 – the American Music Fairness Act. This legislation would impose a new performance royalty on local radio stations on top of the huge royalties that our local radio stations already pay to ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and […]

“More Than That with Gia Peppers” Season 2 Available Now!

Described as a “sonic journey across New America with the voices of Black Excellence,” groundbreaking and award-winning radio show and podcast More Than That with Gia Peppers returns for Season 2, airing on more than 100 Black-owned radio stations via the Spotset NABOB Radio Network, Urban One, American Urban Radio Networks, and Café Mocha Radio. […]

Congressman Hank Johnson Urges Biden Administration to Direct Federal Advertising Dollars to Black Owned Media

Recently, Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia and 31 members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote President Joe Biden urging the President to do more to direct federal advertising dollars to Black Owned media. In his letter, Congressman Johnson stated that Black Owned media is grossly underrepresented when federal advertising dollars are spent. Congressman Johnson asked […]

NABOB Remembers Broadcast Legend Pervis Spann ‘The Blues Man’; Co-Founder of Midway Broadcasting Corporation

Black Radio lost a giant. WVON Radio announced the passing of its President Emeritus, Pervis Spann, Co-Founder of Midway Broadcasting Corporation, the station’s parent company. Spann died following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 89.   Spann’s broadcast career spanned more than 60 years. In 1963, he became the second disc jockey hired by […]

NABOB Invitation – 2022 ANA Media Conference March 2-4

The ANA 2022 Media Conference runs March 2-4 in Orlando and is partnering with NABOB to offer content on the important topic of supporting diverse suppliers as well as matchmaking opportunities to introduce suppliers and buyers to one another. ANA is the Association of National Advertisers (www.ana.net), the industry’s leading marketing and advertising trade association. […]

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