WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined a
bipartisan group of his colleagues in sending a letter to the Office of
Management and Budget urging support for radio and television broadcasters and
local newspapers during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our radio and television broadcasters and rural
newspapers provide local and national news, emergency alerts, educational
programs, and more to all corners of the United States. In many rural areas,
broadcast stations are the predominant or only form of local information,” the
senators wrote. “We encourage the Office of Management and Budget to work with
federal agencies throughout the government to increase advertising in local
newspapers and on broadcast stations in order to help ensure they are able to
continue to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
to read the letter.