The FCC’s sixth and final public hearing on media ownership issues will be held in Seattle, Washington today, Nov. 9, 4–11 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
The purpose of the hearing is to involve the public as the commission considers revising media ownership rules. Previous hearings were held in Los Angeles; Nashville, Tenn.; Harrisburg, Penn.; Tampa Bay, Fla.; and Chicago.
Democratic Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein said the five day notice “smells like mean spirit” and shows the outcome is preordained.
Slated to testify for broadcasters are: Washington State Association of Broadcasters President/CEO Mark Allen; KVI(AM), Seattle, talk show host John Carlson; KPCN(LP), Woodburn, Ore., Technical Engineer Erubiel Valladares-Carranza II; King Broadcasting/Seattle GM Ray Heacox; and KIDE(FM), Hoopa, Calif., Manger Joseph Orozco.