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Federal Communications Commission

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
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    Years ago - most radio stations were stated by Newspapers and in turn TV stations were started by Newspapers/radio stations.

    Later, the FCC declared that cross-ownership would be severely limited, if not prohibited (based on size of the market)

    At one point a company could own no more than 28 radio stations nationwide -with no more than two per market (often a AM/FM combo) and they could not own a newspaper in the same town as a TV or radio station.

    Well, in the 90's the rule was eased. Now Clear Channels owns hundreds of Stations nationwide.
    It has been accused that CC is a bully. What do you think?

    Should a company be allowed to own TV, Radio and a major newspaper in the same city?

    critics state that since there are only a limited number of stations available for over the air broadcast, the FCC has a responsibility to ensure that there is a wide offering of thought for radio.

    And now your thoughts