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We fight for community radio and the necessity of public funding

Community media organizations — from low-power FM to community radio stations coast to coast — play a vital role in America. NFCB speaks out in support of community media and the importance of public funding to this precious public/private partnership.

We encourage all Americans to be engaged in the story of community media and to share why it is important. The National Federation of Community Broadcasters has acted in the interests of community radio. We illustrate its importance to America’s diverse communities.

Examples of our advocacy work…

April 30, 2024

Election 2024 voter PSA Scripts for your Station

NFCB Board Member and community radio advocate Sharon Maeda has created these PSA samples that can be adapted for your…
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March 2, 2023

NFCB Writes Letter of Support for FCC Nominee, Gigi Sohn

In October 2022, President Biden nominated Gigi Sohn to fill the final vacant commissioner seat on the Federal Communications Commission…
February 19, 2021

Community Stations Discuss Polarization

NFCB allies at the Center for Community Media this week host a free webinar on how community radio broadcasters are…
July 22, 2020

Aug. 12 Panel on Racism, COVID, Climate Announced

At this moment, we face interconnected crises, including systemic racism, the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of climate as a…
May 18, 2020

NFCB Joins Call for Local News Support

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters has joined the Institute for Nonprofit News, the National Newspaper Association, the Local Independent…
March 30, 2020

Stations Get Backing Amidst COVID-19

On Friday, Congress approved the CARES Act, an economic package aimed at supporting the nation in the midst of the…
February 12, 2020

Federal Budget Again Recommends Media Cuts

On Monday, the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget was released. It recommends that Congress cut federal funding for public media.…
AdvocacyIndustry News
August 19, 2019

Comments for Radio Service Expansion

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced a Petition for Rulemaking from REC Networks and has assigned in RM-11846. REC has…
July 15, 2019

CBD Comment Period Open

CBD has been a big conversation related to underwriting, and a federal comment period is open. (more…)
July 8, 2019


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March 31, 2017

Standing Up for Community Media

The time to speak is now. (more…)
March 17, 2017

NFCB Issues Direction to Stations Following Trump Budget

President Trump's initial budget suggests an end to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (more…)
March 10, 2017

NFCB Adds Voice to Press Freedom Statement

NFCB is part of a new effort on freedom for journalists. (more…)
March 7, 2017

NFCB, Allies Speak on Net Neutrality

NFCB and allies are speaking out today to the FCC. (more…)
February 13, 2017

NFCB: Drop Charges Against Journalist Jenni Monet

The longtime community media group wants charges dropped against a reporter covering the Dakota Access Pipeline. (more…)
AdvocacyIndustry News
February 10, 2017

NFCB Welcomes Brian DeShazor to Lead New Coalition

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters today launches a new campaign to protect public media, with a radio veteran leading…
February 3, 2017

NFCB, Broadcasters Advocate FCC Rules Changes

As the new commission gathers, NFCB and others urge action for non-commercial media. (more…)
AdvocacyIndustry News
February 1, 2017

NFCB Issues White Paper on Post-Election Media

We're framing legal and broadcast issues with the rise of President Donald Trump. (more…)
January 27, 2017

NFCB Station Advisory on Trump Administration

NFCB's new white paper addresses how community media should handle a new administration and opinions about it. (more…)
January 25, 2017

How You Can Protect Community Media

Now's the time to share community radio's story with Congress. (more…)
January 23, 2017

NFCB Joins the Call to #ProtectPublicMedia

NFCB urges community radio leaders and listeners to #ProtectPublicMedia. (more…)
AdvocacyIndustry News
January 20, 2017

Trump FCC Moves: What You Need to Know

President-Elect Donald Trump's FCC is already generating news. (more…)
January 6, 2017

The Non-Com FCC Rule Trump Will Change

The Trump Era FCC is expected to do lots, but community and public media will feel this one. (more…)
November 18, 2016

After Election, Action Urged to Rescue Pacifica Radio Archives Recordings

The Pacifica Radio Archives is a great tool for social activism research. (more…)
September 12, 2016

NFCB, Project South Announce Station Survey

Growing regional news coverage in the U.S. South is the goal of a new survey launched by two of America’s…
August 29, 2016

NFCB Calls for Responsible Action to Preserve and Protect the Pacifica Radio Archives 

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters is speaking out about the fate of one of America's richest, and endangered, audio…
December 4, 2015

NFCB Represents at The Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region

The Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region recently hosted its conference, and sought to bring community radio into its extensive…