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mediageek 5 March 2009: News Roundup – FCC Nominee Officially Announced, Non-comms Ask for Early DTV Transition & more

Now that President Obama has finally gotten down his nominations list to FCC Chair, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer things are starting to heat up in Washington, so that means we need to catch up and consider what this means for our communications environment. We also review some noncommercial TV stations asking the FCC to turn off their analog signals before the extended April 12 deadline, and the FCC opening up public comment regarding the public service channels to be allocated on Sirius/XM as a condition of their merger.

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mediageek 15 January 2009: Talking about the FCC Chair Apparent

Word on the streets is that Obama’s nominee for FCC Chair is a law school classmate of his, and former counsel to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, Julius Genachowski. However, until recently most observers hadn’t heard of him. Arstechnica‘s Matthew Lasar has been doing his research and joins us again to share what he knows, and what he forsees for a Genchowski FCC.


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