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Radio Can Provide Opportunity For Automakers Sitting Out This Year’s Super Bowl.

The majority of automakers will sit out this year’s Super Bowl, citing economic concerns and supply issues. The high price for a Super Bowl ad – reportedly $7 million for a 30-second spot – has many car makers hedging their bets. “Auto manufacturers are still working through supply shortages, and big Super Bowl ads aren’t needed to drum up interest for vehicles that are still in short supply,” Jessica Caldwell, Executive Director of Insights at Edmunds told AdAge. A top advertising category for the radio industry, automakers would see more bang for their buck on broadcast radio.

NAB Offers Outline Of Its Washington Priorities This Year.

Ahead of next month’s State Leadership Conferences that will bring hundreds of broadcasters to Washington for a two-day lobbying blitz, the National Association of Broadcasters has laid out its top priorities for the coming year. During a virtual town hall for members last week, President Curtis LeGeyt and other NAB executives addressed the new landscape on Capitol Hill and how the trade group plans to make its case to lawmakers. The event was not open to the media, but in a statement about the town hall the NAB says issues such as the continuing battle over a potential performance royalty on radio airplay remain one of its top priorities.

Legislative Update 1-16-23

TF MIND HB 1132  – Virtual Enrollment (Rep. Pyle w/support from DPI) – Allow military connected students to virtual start or complete a semester when they are forced to re-locate due to their parents military directed re-assignment Scheduled next week. SB 2205 – Psychologist Compact (Sen. Roers) – allow military spouses to provides services when forced to re-locate due military members military directed re-assignment HB 1109 – Define Armed Services & Uniformed Services (Rep. Cory w/support from NDDVA) – update to definition to include Space Force. Hearing scheduled for 12JAN23 with House Gov & VA. We are working some amendments to this bill. DO PASS 12-0-1 BILL DRAFTED BUT NOT FILED – (Sen. Lee)  (new from TF MIND in OCT and recent coordination with HHS) Family

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