The New York State Broadcasters Association was founded in 1955 with a mission to provide radio and television broad-casters a stronger voice in government--and in the shaping of policies affecting media. This book chronicles in detail the history--and impact--of one of the nation's most influential media organizations. Representing television and radio broadcasting in the largest market in the country, NYSBA has helped set a national political agenda, just as it has worked for smaller stations and markets throughout the state. Stephen Warley tracks the way the Association has responded to a host of important issues--technological, economic, political, legal, and cultural--as it serves not only the profession but also the larger public interest in effective media access during an era of rapid consolidation. He also includes personal accounts from almost one hundred well-known broadcasters.Warley, Stephen is the author of 'Serving Their Communities 50 Years of the New York State Broadcasters Association' with ISBN 9780977611706 and ISBN 0977611701.