NRB opposes permanent DST.

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) warns against making Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent, citing detrimental effects on AM radio. They oppose the Sunshine Protection Act, arguing that AM stations rely on FCC regulations for power reductions after dark to prevent signal interference. The proposed change could weaken signal strength during morning drive time, impacting audience reach and advertising revenue, especially in winter. With over 120 AM stations represented, NRB emphasizes AM radio’s critical role in community service and emergency communications. Historical attempts at permanent DST have faced backlash, highlighting ongoing concerns about safety and broadcasting implications.