Clear Channel Backs Higher Local Radio Limits

Clear Channel Backs Higher Local Radio Limits
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Clear Channel is preparing to lobby the FCC to increase radio ownership limits, according to a report in
As the commission begins seeking comment on several media ownership rules, the radio group seeks to raise the current eight-station limit in the largest markets to 10 to 12, the report quotes sources close to the company as saying.


Ofcom Backs Local Radio, Audio Quality

While the local programming changes do not go as far as many operators wanted, they do represent a significant level of deregulation. Ofcom stated in its report that the mandate for local content on radio has be "shown by research to be important to listeners."