iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) spent $819,000 in 4Q lobbying

iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) spent $819,000 in 4Q lobbying

iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Communications Inc., a radio station operator and outdoor advertising company, spent nearly $819,000 in the fourth quarter lobbying the federal government. That’s higher than the $790,000 it spent in the third quarter but less than the $900,000 incurred in the fourth quarter of 2008. iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) lobbied on digital billboards, radio ownership rules and enforcement of broadcast indecency stand ards.

The company also lobbied on proposals for the Federal Communications Commission to reinstate the “Fairness Doctrine,” a policy that called for holders of broadcast licenses to air key issues to the public in a way that presents a diversity of opinions. The San Antonio, Texas, company lobbied Congress and the FCC, according to a filing made Jan. 19 with the House clerk’s office.


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