NAB Launches 2013 Congressional PSAs

More than 800 public service announcements will be distributed to television and radio stations throughout the country through NAB’s 2013 Congressional PSA Campaign. The program invites members of Congress and their families to be featured in free, professionally produced spots that focus on social and health issues pertinent to each lawmaker’s district or state.

An all-time record 244 members of Congress (or their spouses or family members) participated in this year’s PSA campaign.

“For more than 25 years this campaign has made it possible for lawmakers and their family members to directly address issues of concern to local communities,” said NAB EVP Dennis Wharton. “Public service is the hallmark of local broadcasting, and NAB urges radio and television stations across America to air these important pro-social messages.”

The PSAs will be distributed to stations throughout each congressional member’s district or state for broadcasting through the end of 2013, with a percentage of the spots offered in Spanish. A variety of topics were covered, including breast cancer awareness, cancer prevention, cyber bulling, distracted driving, fire prevention, mental health, support for returning veterans and volunteerism.

The broadcast-quality radio and television spots can be downloaded at the NAB Congressional PSA website. Additional information about the campaign, including satellite coordinates and time code for the four congressional PSA satellite feeds is available here. To order television dubs, email [email protected] or call 202-429-5350.


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