Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $
Thursday, May 29, 2003 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Legendary Civil Rights Singers, Sweet Honey in the Rock:...
2003-05-29

"No More Clear Channel! Stop the FCC Media Giveaway"–Despite a National Call for a Delay, the FCC is Poised to Vote on Media Consolidation Rules on June 2nd

DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

Protests across the country today against Clear Channel, the symbol of media consolidation.

"No More Clear Channel! Stop the FCC Media Giveaway" — that’s the cry today with the deadline for the FCC vote on new media regulations just days away.

While Secretary of State General Colin Powell led the U.S. invasion against Iraq, his son, Michael Powell, was clearing the way for further consolidation of the media in the U.S.

Protest actions are planned today in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Portland Oregon and Pittsburgh against the new rules which would threaten independent voices in broadcast radio and television.

But what is Clear Channel?

Since the most recent FCC vote in 1996 to ease media ownership rules in the radio industry, Clear Channel has grown from a small-time operator of 40 stations to the nation’s largest radio station owner, with more than 1,200 stations.

  • Eric Boehlert, senior writer at Salon.com who has written extensively about Clear Channel Communications and its impact on the deregulation of media ownership rules.

Link:

Salon.com

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    Peoplesclimatemarchjustseedsimage
    A People’s Climate Movement: Indigenous, Labor, Faith Groups Prepare for Historic March
    New York City is set to host what could be the largest climate change protest in history. Organizers expect more than 100,000 people to converge for a People’s Climate March on Sunday. Some 2,000 solidarity events are scheduled around the world this weekend ahead of Tuesday’s United Nations climate summit. We spend the hour with four participants representing the labor, indigenous, faith and climate justice communities: Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the president of Union Theological Seminary, which recently voted to divest from fossil...

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.