Clear Channel Communications spent $1.3 million lobbying Congress in the second quarter.
The company earlier had reported it spent $940,000 in the first quarter, so that’s a total of $2.3 million at the midpoint of 2010, well ahead of last year’s $1.5 million at this juncture but more consistent with the mid-year pace of the year before that.
According to a filing with Congress, the issues Clear Channel’s lobbyists have been talking to legislators about include broadcast localism, ownership rules, decency, Fairness Doctrine, spectrum policies, the DISCLOSE Act, performance royalties, broadcast monitoring, congressional oversight of digital billboards and broadcast advertising.
Separately, CBS Corp. filed its lobbying expenditure report. It spent $800,000 in its second quarter on a lengthy list of legislation affecting its radio, TV and other media businesses. Its total at the half-year for 2010 is about $2.3 million, compared to $2.2 million at this point last year.