Washington, DC - Feb 7, 2013 - FCC Commissioner Ajit V. Pai will lead a session on AM radio revitalization at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 8. Broadcasters are exploring the challenges and opportunities related to revitalizing AM radio while continuing to provide the popular, local programming that millions of listeners rely on daily. This session, held within the Broadcast Management Conference, will address possible options for sustaining and enhancing AM radio as a unique entertainment medium. Commissioner Pai, who has expressed special interest in the future of AM radio, will moderate a panel of AM radio leaders, engineers and policy experts.
Pai joined the FCC as commissioner in May 2012 and is focusing on creating a regulatory environment in which competition and innovation can flourish, for the benefit of American consumers. Between 2007 and 2011, Pai held several positions in the FCC's Office of General Counsel, including deputy general counsel. Prior to joining the FCC, he was a partner in the Communications Practice at Jenner and Block and associate general counsel at Verizon Communications. He also held positions in the United States Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.