Holiday Week Brings Raft Of FCC Appointments
December 2, 2013 at 7:13 AM (PT)
FCC Commissioner JESSICA ROSENWORCEL has named CLINT ODOM as Policy Director. ODOM has been working as Deputy Legislative Director for Sen. BILL NELSON (D-FL).
ROSENWORCEL said, “I am excited that CLINT is joining my office as Policy Director with primary responsibility for media issues. Clint brings decades of telecommunications experience having served in both the public and private sector, including having previously served at the Federal Communications Commission from 1996 to 2001. I am confident that he will be a great asset to my office and the FCC.”
In addition, Chairman TOM WHEELER has named WHITE HOUSE Special Assistant to the President and Director of Cabinet Communications SHANNON GILSON as Communications Director and Head of the Office of Media Relations, officially named Acting Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis JONATHAN CHAMBERS to the permanent post, named GARY EPSTEIN Special Advisor to the Chairman on Incentive Auctions, and added Special Advisor to the Chairman for Spectrum Policy duties for Deputy Chief of the Wireless Bureau JOHN LEIBOVITZ.
WHEELER said, “I welcome SHANNON to lead our robust communications team at the FCC
and am thrilled JONATHAN, GARY, and JOHN will continue to serve the American people in their new roles. They add to an extraordinarily accomplished senior team to lead an ambitious policy agenda. Together, their leadership, expertise and insights will be invaluable additions and I look forward to working with them to serve the public interest during this exciting time in our space.”
And Commissioner MIGNON L. CLYBURN has named veteran communications attorney ADONIS HOFFMAN as her Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor – Media.
CLYBURN said, “ADONIS brings years of government, private sector and academic experience to our team. We hope to draw on his skills, relationships and insights as we move into a new and exciting chapter at the Commission.”
The FCC also fined VICOT CHERY $10,000 for operating an unlicensed FM station at 90.5 Fm in SPRING VALLEY, NY.
Several California Licenses Expire
And due to late license renewal applications, the FCC has expired the following stations' licenses: AXELL BROADCASTING's KSAY/FT. BRAGG, CA; CALVARY CHAPEL OF SANTA BARBARA's KVRY-LP/GOLETA, CA; CARLOS ARANA MINISTRIES' K252EI/RIALTO, CA; FRIENDS OF RADIO GRITO /PROYECTO CAMPESINO's KFSC-LP/VISALIA, CA; GOOD NEWS RADIO's K205BH/VICTORVILLE, CA; J. DOERING COMMUNICATIONS' K252CQ/NORTHERN APPLE VALLEY, CA; LA GRANGE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION INC.'s KZED-LP/LA GRANGE, CA; and MAGNOLIA RADIO CORPORATION's KQNO/COALINGA, CA.