Report: Clear Channel To Propose Increasing Ownership Limits
August 7, 2006 at 6:12 AM (PT)
While the FCC considers whether its previously-proposed ownership limits might be too lax for the taste of some Americans, CLEAR CHANNEL, according to a report in THE DEAL magazine, is considering filing a proposal to increase the limits from 8 to 10 stations in markets with 60 stations available and up to 12 stations in the largest markets with 75 or more stations.
"Easing the ownership restrictions will help level the playing field and let free radio compete with iPods, online music services and satellite radio," the magazine quotes a CLEAR CHANNEL spokeswoman as saying. "Certainly, seeing that satellite radio has 150 unregulated stations in every market and free radio is limited to just eight shows the apparent disparity."
...satellite radio has 150 unregulated stations in every market...