RAB President Gary Fries will give his traditional state-of-the-industry speech at next week’s NAB Radio Show in Seattle. During the 1990s, Fries was able to deliver consistently good news in his semiannual remarks. But the radio industry experienced its first drop in annual revenue in a decade last year, and is virtually flat this year. For the first six months of 2002, radio revenue ran 1% ahead of last year’s pace. Fries will speak on Friday Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 606 of the Washington State Convention Center. Info: www.rab.com.