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FCC hearing on Rule Relaxations!! Come Testify!!
Date Friday October 27
Time 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway at 10th St (BART Oakland 12th St, map)
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorSydney Levy
Emailsydney [at] media-alliance.org
Phone510-832-9000 x 303
Address1904 Franklin Street Suite 500 Oakland, CA
The FCC is coming to Oakland October 27, 5 pm!
This is the only hearing in the Bay Area dealing with corporate media consolidation and lack of diversity in the media. The FCC wants to allow Big Media to own more TV and radio stations in the Bay Area and to allow newspaper companies to buy TV and radio stations as well. Stop the monopoly!

Please come to hear from others and speak up. Spread the word!

WHAT: FCC Hearing on Media Ownership
WHEN: Friday October 27, starting at 5 pm
WHERE: Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway at 10th St (BART Oakland 12th St, map)
Sponsored by the NAACP, Media Alliance, the Youth Media Council, and Free Press
(more info at http://www.media-alliance.org)

This is Why the FCC Needs to Hear from You!

There's no diversity in TV

• NBC's Telemundo announced last Friday that it will close its San Jose studio and it will no longer offer local news in the Bay Area.

• Out of an estimated 12,500 stories aired by ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2005, the three major English-language networks, only 105 were exclusively about Latinos or Latino-related issues.

• People of color comprise 33 % of the entire U.S. population, but own about 3% percent of all TV stations in the U.S.
Clear Channel spreads hate in the Bay Area

• Clear Channel exploited a loophole in this rule and owns 11 radio stations in the Bay Area market (San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland).

• Clear Channel owns 910AM KNEW, a right-wing talk station notorious for its sensational content. The Youth Media Council and Media Alliance monitored KNEW and found numerous incidents of hateful speech. For example, talk hosts used the word ‘vermin’ to refer to undocumented immigrants more than 43 times in one 40-minute segment.
There's a monopoly in Bay Area print

• One company (Dean Singleton‘s MediaNews) now controls more than 40 daily and weekly newspapers in Northern California—from Monterey to Marin--including the San Jose Mercury News, the Oakland Tribune, the Contra Costa Times, the Monterey Herald, the Marin Independent Journal. In other words, every major daily except for the SF Chron, the Examiner, and the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

• Singleton's company has already announced over 100 layoffs in the Mercury News; more to come in the Contra Costa Times.
NOW THE FCC WANTS TO REWARD THE TV NETWORKS, CLEAR CHANNEL, AND DEAN SINGLETON WITH MORE AND MORE STATIONS.

STOP THE MONOPOLY!

For more information, go to http://www.media-alliance.org or call 510-832-9000 ext 303
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