Genachowski Resigns FCC

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski confirmed his plan to resign.

He officially made the announcement in a staff meeting this morning with FCC staffers.

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith issued an immediate comment: "NAB salutes Chairman Genachowski for his years of service at the FCC. The FCC chair is arguably one of the most difficult jobs in Washington, and yet Julius consistently performed with dedication and focus. We may have disagreed on occasion, but America's broadcasters wish him well in his journeys ahead."

Genachowski is a Democratic appointee to the five-person panel. The news comes on the heels of Republican Robert McDowell saying he will leave as well.

The Washington Post reported recently that the White House has been interviewing candidates for the FCC chair.

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Yeah, that was a real hard decision: make a million bucks a year as a lobbyist for the cell providers trying to steal every inch of radio and TV spectrum for huge profit, or, get a nice retirement package after 30 years slaving in the Dept of Commerce? Couldn't say we didn't see this one coming. I know a lot of engineers I'd like to nominate for this appointment - Paul, you up for the job?
By Joe Obbvious on 3/22/2013

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