NJBA First State Broadcaster Association To Endorse Sprint/FM Chip Proposal
March 29, 2013 at 7:35 AM (PT)
THE NEW JERSEY BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION passed a Resolution at their MARCH Board Meeting on TUESDAY (3/26) in support of the SPRINT FM Chip proposal, reaffirming "the absolute need to enable all cell phones within the UNITED STATES to include (and activate) FM receiver capabilities in smartphones and other consumer electronic devices."
"This is a matter of National Security as well as vital local importance to inform and protect our citizens especially in times of natural disaster, severe weather or other emergencies that require the unequalled power of radio to reach the public" said NJBA President PAUL ROTELLA.
This announcement marks the first time a State Broadcaster Association has formally endorsed the concept.
"NEW JERSEY Broadcasters see the value of making Radio Receivers available and installed in all telecommunications devices owned and used by the public, foremost of those is the 'Smart Phone' and, therefore, THE NEW JERSEY BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION supports the agreement with SPRINT to produce and sell over 30 million smart phones in three years with fully functional FM radio receivers as part of their 'Smart Phones' and service for same." added ROTELLA.