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Ray Baum Joins NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters has named Ray Baum VP of government relations, reporting to EVP Curtis LeGeyt.

Baum had been senior policy adviser to the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

He started as a Communications Subcommittee staffer under chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.)--Baum was a former commission on the Oregon Public Utility Commission---and later expanded his purview to the full committee as chief strategist on telecom and tech.

He is also a former member of the Oregon Legislature.

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.