O’Rielly confirmed for full term.

orielly-michaelFCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has been confirmed by the Senate for a full five-year term; until now he has been filling out the unexpired term of departed Commissioner Rob McDowell. The industry response, as voiced by NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith: “NAB congratulates Commissioner O’Rielly on his confirmation to a full five-year FCC term. We deeply appreciate his commitment to public service, his grasp of difficult public policy issues, and his acknowledgment of the enduring value of broadcast localism.”