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California: A Statement and Suggestions Concerning Clear Channel, Talk Radio And the Public Interest Obligation in Broadcasting to the Community of Sacramento

February 6, 2012

This testimony from various Californian groups reads, in part, 'Radio transmits over a limited number of frequencies in the air. As the airwaves are deemed public property, and as the number of available frequencies on the airwaves are physically scarce, those business persons choosing to go into broadcasting make a deal with the local community in exchange for a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to be in the broadcasting business: every radio licensee is required by the FCC to serve the "public interest, convenience, and necessity."'

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Multimedia

Stop Media Consolidation - Prometheus FCC Cheerleaders

June 9, 2011

On Oct. 31, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a hearing about media localism, activists staged a rally outside to oppose the FCC's plan to loosen the media ownership rules. Check out Prometheus Radio Project as the "FCC Cheerleaders." Take action at www.commoncause.org/StopTheFCCPlan

Stop Media Consolidation - Prometheus FCC Cheerleaders

October 31, 2007

On Oct. 31, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a hearing about media localism, activists staged a rally outside to oppose the FCC's plan to loosen the media ownership rules. Check out Prometheus Radio Project as the "FCC Cheerleaders."

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Democracy Wire

Trump's Media Attacks Undercut Press Freedom

October 18, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

President Trump’s repeated attacks on journalists and what he calls “fake news” are undermining press freedom at a time when newspapers and broadcasters already are struggling with declining subscription and advertising revenues.

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Press Releases

Public Interest Groups on Court Ruling Clearing Way for FCC to Erode Rules Allowing Further Media Consolidation

June 15, 2017

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the emergency stay motion filed by public interest groups, including the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Free Press, Common Cause, Media Alliance, and United Church of Christ, OC, Inc., which sought to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from implementing its decision to reinstate the so-called UHF discount. This will allow the FCC to make it easier for the nation’s largest television ownership groups to acquire additional stations, and crowd out diverse and local voices. The groups are represented by the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center. Despite this interim ruling, the Court will hear the appeal later this year.

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