Burdick Named NABPAC Trustee

Marci Burdick, SVP of broadcasting for Schurz Communications, has been named a trustee of NABPAC, the political action committee broadcasters use to support federal candidates, most of whom are preparing to try and get re-elected in the upcoming midterms.

It is only fair given how much those candidates return in political ad buys on local TV stations.

"NABPAC plays a leading role in supporting federal candidates who appreciate the broadcast industry and what we do for our local communities on a daily basis," said Burdick of the new post. "Serving as a NABPAC trustee is one of the most important things I can do to support local radio and TV stations."

Burdick is currently vice chair of the CBS Affiliates board and is a past chair of the NAB TV Board and former chairman of the NBC Affiliates Association.

As NAB TV board chair, Burdick is already a familiar face with many of those federal legislators looking to return. She was a frequent witness for broadcasters at Hill hearings on retrans.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.