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|Articles about Clear Channel WASHINGTON Clear Channel Communications Inc., the nation s biggest radio broadcaster, is trying to beat its rap as the media conglomerate that lawmakers love to hate. But it is an uphill battle. Last week, on the eve of Senate Moncler Vest Sale hearings on media consolidation, Clear Channel Chairman Lowry Mays and a newly hired lobbyist made the rounds on Capitol Hill, arguing that the acquisition minded company which controls more than 1,200 radio stations, including three in Baltimore, and the nation s biggest concert business Moncler Jackets has done what Congress intended when it lifted radio station ownership caps via the 1996 Telecommunications Act. "Stations were going dark," said Andrew Levin, a former congressional aide who has been hired to make the radio giant s case.ARTICLES BY DATEAugust 28, 2013Does the general public really oppose taxes on billboards that use publicly funded highways for free to advertise to drivers in cars that run on gas that is taxed ( "Clear Channel sues Baltimore, calls new billboard tax unconstitutional, " Aug. 16)? I doubt that few beyond the well heeled Outdoor Advertising Association really worry about a tax on Clear Chanel s billboards. Claims of the generosity of Clear Chanel by giving free billboards are like the admitting of foxes in the hen house.Radio One is expected to acquire 20 stationsBy Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF March 10, 2000Radio One Inc., a Lanham broadcaster targeting urban African American audiences, is expected to buy about $1 billion worth of stations from Clear Channel Communications Inc. An announcement could come as soon as Monday, analysts said. The acquisition would bolster Radio One s standing as the biggest player in the urban format radio market. Radio One owns 27 stations, including two of Baltimore s top rated stations, WERQ FM and WWIN FM. " Let s go after those who have legitimately earned a dollar and squeeze out our percentage. Simple corruption. I have to laugh at the logic in Baltimore s billboard tax ("Clear Channel sues Baltimore, calls new billboard tax unconstitutional, " Aug. 16): The billboard tax law states that "the Council has determined that outdoor advertising endangers public safety by distracting the attention of drivers from the roadway and may otherwise endanger the public health, safety, and welfare.Clear Channel Communications Inc. joined the growing ranks of big media companies electing to break themselves up yesterday, posing the question of Moncler Mens Classic T-Shirt With Pure Gray whether being so big was such a good idea after all. The answer is not clear, but the hype that drove media conglomeration in the 1990s has not lived up to its promise. has partnered with a Columbia company to begin the transition of 1,000 of its stations to digital or "high definition" broadcasting, which has been described as the biggest development in radio since the advent of FM. The move could help speed the industry s adoption of the technology, which offers CD quality sound and screen data displays such as song titles and weather alerts. City officials say billboard giant Clear Channel Outdoor did taxpayers a favor by removing the trees because some were sick and the roots of others posed a threat to concrete sidewalks.
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