Stories tagged with Federal Communications Commission

Sinclair looks to expand its conservative broadcast network

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 8, 2017 at 6:06am   |   0 Comments

After decades of quietly building a nationwide network of TV stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group is now in the spotlight.

FCC has a nonpartisan partisan tradition

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 4, 2012 at 10:10am   |   0 Comments

The revolving door phenomenon in Washington has so many shades of gray.

All is not what it seems at the Media Institute

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 19, 2012 at 8:26am   |   0 Comments

The Media Institute describes itself as a nonprofit research foundation with a mission.

Issa has questions about FCC commissioner’s move to Comcast

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 21, 2011 at 10:52am   |   0 Comments

Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is questioning the job change of former FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker.

FCC revolving door keeps turning

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 12, 2011 at 7:59am   |   2 Comments

Another day, another dollar for a federal regulator joining the industry being regulated.

Souter retires, but his former clerks keep climbing

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 30, 2009 at 9:44am   |   0 Comments

On his last day on the Supreme Court, Justice David Souter swore in Julius Genachowski as new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC pick Genachowski is longtime Obama friend, adviser

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 4, 2009 at 6:04pm   |   0 Comments

He is a law school friend of Obama’s and a successful, high-tech entrepreneur who looks to expand broadband service to rural and underserved areas, and to promote an open Internet and diverse media ownership.

Mays family awaits Clear Channel buyout

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 12, 2008 at 11:03am   |   0 Comments

For the Mays family, recent months have conjured Dickens’s Great Expectations.

The proposed $19 billion acquisition of Clear Channel, the broadcasting company founded by L. Lowry Mays, was announced more than a year ago. The buyers, Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners, delayed seeking approval from the Justice Department until they had cleared review with the Federal Communications Commission.

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