Last week, you may remember, FGI reported that in 2004, an FCC TV localism report whose findings contrasted with the administration’s perspective, was suppressed.
This time it’s a 2003 radio ownership report (PDF atttached below). The report found, among other things, that while there was a “5.9 percent increase in the number of radio stations in the country between March 1996 and March 2003, there was a 35 percent decrease in the number of radio owners.” It also found that Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio group owner, went from owning 62 stations in 1996, to 1,233 in 2003. This is media consolidation on a grand scale!
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has written FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, saying she wants a full investigation into whether the FCC is suppressing information for political reasons.
Read more about the FCC’s media manipulation.