FCC SETS LIMITS ON MEDIA CONCENTRATION

Unprecedented Public Record Results in Enforceable and Balanced Broadcast Ownership Rules Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today adopted new broadcast ownership rules that are enforceable, based on empirical evidence and reflective of the current media marketplace. Today’s action represents the most comprehensive review of media ownership regulation in the agency’s history, spanning 20 months and encompassing a public record of more than 520,000 comments. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2003 NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:Michelle Russo 202-418-2358, David Fiske 202-418-0513, Richard Diamond 202-418-0506

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News Release [233 KB PDF]
Statement of Kathleen Q. Abernathy [87 KB PDF]
Statement of Jonathan S. Adelstein - Dissenting [141 KB PDF]
Statement of Michael J. Copps - Dissenting [276 KB PDF]
Statement of Kevin J. Martin [102 KB PDF]
Press Statement of Chairman Michael Powell [70 KB PDF]
Summary of Media Outlets and Owner Count for 10 Selected Radio Markets [49 KB PDF]
Report & Order [1356 KB PDF]