This week, New Jersey Broadcasters Association President and CEO Paul Rotella wrote to Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in support of President Trump’s renomination of FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
Rosenworcel’s term as Democratic commissioner expired in the fall of 2016.
In the letters to his state’s senate delegation, Rotella cited NJBA’s “historically productive and positive experiences with the Commissioner and her office” as a prime reason for his support. He also noted that he had worked with Rosenworcel on “Performance Tax, fighting illegal pirate radio operators, FM chip activation on smart phones, the need for New Jersey to have its own TV station as promised under the law, a strong and modern FM based EAS, as well as the role New Jersey radio plays in emergencies, as we did throughout Super Storm Sandy and its aftermath, and the need for a PEP station in New Jersey.”
He described Rosenworcel as “intimately familiar” with NJBA initiatives and community activities supported by NJBA members in conjunction with local broadcasters.
The letter also said Rosenworcel and her staff are attentive and courteous, characteristics that are key in Washington.
Rotella had previously written to Booker and Menendez in November of last year to support Rosenworcel gaining another term on the commission.