NAB: Unprecedented Backing for Coronavirus PSAs

The National Association of Broadcasters said it has had "unprecedented" support for its coronavirus PSA campaign. 

It said that has translated to over $10 million in donated airtime since the initiative's launch March 12.

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It said the PSAs have aired almost 36,000 times, plus locally produced PSAs by many TV and radio stations. 

An NAB spokesperson said the spots are airing "morning, noon and night, drive time radio and prime time TV and local news." 

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And they are not confined to TV stations. Even though a spot that aired Friday (March 20) said it was brought to the viewer by this station, it was actually airing on Fox News Channel during The Five

The PSAs are part of a coronavirus coverage toolkit launched last week by NAB. 

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.