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Special Feature: Local Broadcasters Serve as a Trusted Source of Vaccine Information

Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local television and radio broadcasters have played a critical role in keeping their communities informed about the virus, hospitalization and infection rates and best practices, such as social distancing. With the vaccine rollout across the nation, this role is more important than ever as broadcasters work to educate viewers, answer their questions and target misinformation.

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Local Broadcasters Host Debates, Provide Support in Lead-Up to Elections

Local Broadcasters Host Debates, Provide Support in Lead-Up to Elections

Leading up to Election Day, local radio and television stations provided important information to their communities to ensure citizens were prepared to exercise their right to vote. Local broadcasters hosted debates between candidates and asked voters about the issues that impact them before they headed to the polls.

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Voices from the Field

America's local radio and television stations and broadcast networks are on the front lines covering monumental stories that impact our local communities and nation. Broadcasters are a pillar of American democracy, a free and open press whose resolve to bring truth to light cannot be broken. Hear from these voices from the field on why they are passionate about being broadcasters and what drives them to always be there for their communities.

Aliyah Chavez

Aliyah Chavez

Aliyah Chavez is an award-winning native journalist who specializes in reporting on indigenous communities and serves as the anchor and producer at Indian Country Today, the nation's largest and oldest organization dedicated to indigenous news. She also co-hosts "Break It Down" on Arizona PBS. Chavez joins Voices from the Field to reflect on her personal journey, the calling to service that local broadcasting offers and the importance of inclusivity and a space for indigenous voices in America's broadcast news landscape.

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Russell Midori | Ilia Calderon | Matt Mrozinski | Priya Sridhar | More »


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Broadcasting By the Numbers


10,941

Full-Power Radio Stations

1,346

Full-Power TV Stations

2.47

Million Jobs Generated

$1.17

Trillion in Economic Activity