Public policy program to focus on business, economic issues
The National Association of Manufacturers will take its public affairs radio program nationwide this weekend, expanding broadcasts of “America’s Business” to 43 additional radio stations.
The weekly program, hosted by broadcasting veteran Mike Hambrick, airs on Saturdays. It’s also available online and via podcast at www.nam.org/radioshow.
“We are committed to making “America’s Business’ a balanced public forum on the issues that confront business and the U.S. manufacturing economy,” said John Engler, president of NAM. “Our nation gains strength when we take a clear look at the challenges and opportunities faced by U.S. businesses.”
The program launched on eight stations across the country on August 5. The inaugural broadcast highlighted remarks made by President George W. Bush to an NAM audience in Washington, D.C. on July 27.
“We will cover a broad range of issues in‘America’s Business,’ talking to factory managers, workers and policymakers from across the country,” Hambrick said. “We’ll address soaring energy prices, runaway litigation, failing schools, unaffordable health insurance and global competition. Anything and everything that shapes the way America does business will be fair game.”
Hambrick has anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscast at WJLA-TV for four years and was co-anchor and reporter for WRC-TV for four years.
“Mike is well known in Washington and around the country through his extensive work in TV and radio,” Engler said.
A full list of the radio markets and their time slots is available at www.nam.org/radio .
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