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Belmont University to Host FCC Public Hearing

Belmont University will host The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) public hearing regarding media ownership Mon., December 11 at 1 p.m. in the Massey Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on the Belmont campus. The purpose of the hearing is to fully involve the public in the process of the 2006 Quadrennial Broadcast Media Ownership Review that the Commission is currently conducting. The hearing is open to the public and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This hearing is the second in a series of media ownership hearings the Commission intends to hold across the country.
There will be two panels, each followed by a period for public comment. The first panel will examine issues affecting the music recording industry. The second panel will provide an overview of the Nashville market and issues affecting broadcasters and independent programmers. The hearing format will enable members of the public to participate via “open microphone.”
Open captioning and sign language interpreters will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need including as much detail as you can. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. Send an e-mail to or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: For reasonable accommodations: 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
Further details including names of the panelists will be released prior to the hearing.
For additional information about the hearing, please visit the FCC’s Web site. Press inquiries should be directed to Rebecca Fisher, at 202-418-2359, or David Fiske, at 202-418-0513.

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