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FCC Approves $19M Clear Channel Buyout

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Federal Communications Commission has signed off on the $19.5 billion deal that will take the nation's largest radio broadcaster private, an agenc...

FCC Chief's Heavy Hand Draws Bi-Partisan Ire

Wall Street Journal | AMY SCHATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, the Federal Communications Commission is set to ram through two measures likely to roil the media and telecommunications industries and deepen ...

FCC Expected To Approve Proposal Allowing Broadcasters To Own Newspapers

AP | John Dunbar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite intense political pressure, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve a proposal Tuesday that will allow broadcasters in th...

FCC Lifts 32-Year Old Consolidation Ban, Allows Broadcasters To Own Newspapers

AP | John Dunbar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Federal Communications Commission, overturning a 32-year-old ban, voted Tuesday to allow broadcasters in the nation's 20 largest media markets to ...

FCC Chief "Defiant," Refuses To Delay Consolidation Vote

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Facing growing criticism of his agenda and tactics, a defiant Kevin J. Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, refused senators' re...

"Lone Operator" Martin The FCC's New Punching Bag

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Critics usually blame Martin, a soft-spoken Republican known as a political tactician who has accomplished the rare feat of being criticized by all fo...

FCC Chief Martin Defends His Case For Consolidation

AP/Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The nation's top communications regulator Wednesday denied that his proposed media ownership rule has a major loophole that would allow newspapers and...

Congress Investigating FCC Chair Martin For "Abuse Of Power"

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two key House lawmakers announced Monday that they were investigating the Federal Communications Commission, accusing its chairman of "possible abuse ...

Major Defeat For Martin As FCC Scales Back His Cable Proposal

AP | Dibya Sarkar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The country's top communications regulator suffered a major defeat Tuesday night when fellow members of the Federal Communications Commission scuttled...

FCC Chief Proposes Corporate Ownership, Media Consolidation In NYT Op-Ed

New York Times | Kevin Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In many towns and cities, the newspaper is an endangered species. At least 300 daily papers have stopped publishing over the past 30 years. Those news...

FCC Member Calls for News Corp.-WSJ Inquiry

Broadcasting & Cable | John Eggerton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Democratic Federal Communications Commission member Michael Copps asked FCC chairman Kevin Martin to open an inquiry into News Corp.'s purchase of The...

FCC Head Wants To Relax Media Ownership Rules

New York Times | Stephen Labaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The head of the Federal Communications Commission has circulated an ambitious plan to relax the decades-old media ownership rules, including repealing...

Obama To FCC: Slow Down When Rewriting Media Ownership Rules

Broadcasting & Cable | John Eggerton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Presidential candidate and Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama wants Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin to take a series of int...

Bush Seeks To Challenge Fox Network Over Expletives

Financial Times | Stephanie Kirchgaessner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Bush administration is seeking to challenge News Corporation's Fox Network before the Supreme Court after it lost a landmark indecency case agains...