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FCC Slates Ownership Hearing for Nashville

Dec 4, 2006  •  Post A Comment

The Federal Communications Commission announced Monday that it would hold its second of six public hearings around the country on media ownership in Nashville Dec. 11.

The city is the home of FCC commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate, who said she was pleased because it would 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, and the shortage of hearings was one factor in an appellate court’s eventual decision to throw out the changes that resulted.

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