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Category Archives: Radio

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 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 […]

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 […]

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