FCC Sets Next Ownership Hearing in Nashville

Nov 14, 2006  •  Post A Comment

The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday it will hold the second of its six public hearings on media ownership Dec. 11 in Nashville.

The city is the hometown of FCC commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate, who said she was pleased with the hearing site because it will give musicians and songwriters in the music city as well as local residents the opportunity to discuss ownership issues.

The FCC held only a single hearing last time it reconsidered ownership issues. The lack of hearings was one factor in an appellate court ruling eventually throwing out the FCC’s changes.

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has announced plans for six public hearings this time around, and the first was held in Los Angeles.