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NAB to Distribute Battery-Powered TVs to Hurricane Relief Officials

Sep 8, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The National Association of Broadcasters has announced an initiative to distribute 1,300 battery-operated hand-held television sets to public safety officials for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

The 5-inch analog sets, which include AM and FM radio receivers, are being distributed by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters and the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters.

“The donation of battery-operated TVs will help law enforcement officials stay connected with their communities and help our citizens through this difficult period of recovery,” Dave Young, executive director of the Louisiana State Troopers Association, said in a statement.

Added Eddie Fritts, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, “It is critical that broadcasters make every effort to keep both the first responder community and local citizens up to date with the most accurate information regarding hurricane relief.”

Earlier this week NAB, with the help of the The Salvation Army and The American Red Cross, distributed 10,000 hand-held battery-operated radios to Gulf Coast residents displaced by the hurricane.