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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Jim Winston, President of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), sat down with Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. on The Chavis Chronicles for an in-depth conversation highlighting his journey to become the voice representing Black owned broadcasters, NABOB’s mission, and his outlook on the future of Black owned media in America. Check it out […]
In celebration of Black History Month, NABOB Radio Network and Toyota partnered to create “In Their Own Words,” curated audio experiences featuring legendary sound bites from General Colin Powell, trailblazing actress Cicely Tyson, and civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams. Audiences can hear these powerful vignettes on 50 black owned radio stations across the nation. “In Their […]
The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Media Bureau recently issued a public notice reminding commercial and noncommercial broadcasters of their obligation to file their 2021 biennial ownership reports on FCC Form 323 or 323-E, respectively.
For 45 years, The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters has held the prestigious NABOB Awards during the organization’s Fall Management Conference. In 2021, the esteemed tradition continued as a hybrid event recognizing key figures within media, policy, and advertising who have been instrumental in helping to further NABOB’s mission, reach, and impact.