Statement of CBS Television and Infinity Broadcasting Regarding Resignation from NAB

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from CBS Television

    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today
 by CBS Television and Infinity Broadcasting:
 
     CBS Television and Infinity Broadcasting today announce our resignation
 from the National Association of Broadcasters.  We have been proud NAB members
 for many years, but it has recently become clear that we have a fundamental
 issue on which we and certain of the NAB's television members disagree.  Until
 recently, we felt it was possible to remain members of the association with
 this disagreement unresolved.  Due to actions taken by the NAB today, that is
 no longer the case.
     For some time we have called for the elimination of the national broadcast
 ownership cap as well as other outmoded regulatory constraints on
 broadcasters.  We are optimistic that through either the courts or the FCC,
 that reasonable goal may soon be achieved.  CBS and Infinity will continue to
 work with others in the industry to make sure free over-the-air television and
 radio stand on an even footing with their competitors both for the good of the
 business and for the public we serve.  It has now become clear that we cannot
 remain within an organization that is actively working against those
 objectives.
 
 

SOURCE CBS Television
    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today
 by CBS Television and Infinity Broadcasting:
 
     CBS Television and Infinity Broadcasting today announce our resignation
 from the National Association of Broadcasters.  We have been proud NAB members
 for many years, but it has recently become clear that we have a fundamental
 issue on which we and certain of the NAB's television members disagree.  Until
 recently, we felt it was possible to remain members of the association with
 this disagreement unresolved.  Due to actions taken by the NAB today, that is
 no longer the case.
     For some time we have called for the elimination of the national broadcast
 ownership cap as well as other outmoded regulatory constraints on
 broadcasters.  We are optimistic that through either the courts or the FCC,
 that reasonable goal may soon be achieved.  CBS and Infinity will continue to
 work with others in the industry to make sure free over-the-air television and
 radio stand on an even footing with their competitors both for the good of the
 business and for the public we serve.  It has now become clear that we cannot
 remain within an organization that is actively working against those
 objectives.
 
 SOURCE  CBS Television

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