The Federal Communications Commission today announced further details of its previously announced Seattle, Washington field hearing regarding media ownership (see announcement dated November 2, 2007).
As previously announced, the hearing date, time, and location are as follows:
Friday, November 9, 2007
4:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca Street)
Seattle, WA 98101
The hearing is open to the public, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The hearing format will enable members of the public to participate via "open microphone."
Agenda and list of witnesses follows:
(All Times PST)
4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 1: Perspectives on Media Ownership
Mark Allen, President & CEO, Washington State Association of Broadcasters
Frank Blethen, Publisher/CEO, Seattle Times
John Carlson, Radio Talk Show Host, KVI-AM
Erubiel Valladares-Carranzo II, Technical Engineer, KPCN-LP 96.3 FM Radio Movimiento "La Voz del Pueblo"
Bernie Foster, Publisher, The Portland Skanner, The Seattle Skanner
Ray Heacox, General Manager, King Broadcasting Seattle
Elizabeth Blanks Hindman, Associate Professor, Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University
Diana Kramer, Vice President and General Manager, Puget Sound Publishing Company
Pamela S. Pearson, Vice President/General Manager, KCPQ/KMYQ-TV, Tribune Broadcasting Company
Jon Rand, General Manager, KAYU TV, Spokane, KCYU TV, Yakima, KFFX TV, Tri-Cities
Cheryl A. Salomone, Vice President and Market Manager, New Northwest Broadcasters – Tri Cities, WA
5:30 p.m. Public Comments
7:30 p.m. Break
8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion 2: Perspectives on Media Ownership
Abby Dylan, National Board Member, Screen Actors Guild Seattle
Bruce Fife, President, American Federation of Musicians, Local 99
Christina Romano Glaubke, Director, Children and the Media Program, Children Now
Joseph Orozco, Station Manager, KIDE 91.3 FM
Michelle Santosuosso, Former Vice President of Artist and Label Relations, Napster, Inc.
9:00 p.m. Public Comments
11:00 p.m. Wrap-Up/Adjournment
The moderator will be Louis Sigalos, Chief of the Consumer Affairs & Outreach Division, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC
A live audio cast of the hearing will be available at the FCC's website at www.fcc.gov on a first-come, first-served basis. The public may also file comments or other documents with the Commission and should reference docket number 06-121 when filing by paper or submit your filing electronically by going to http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/upload_v2.cgi and enter proceeding number 06-121. Filing instructions are provided at http://www.fcc.gov/ownership/comments.html.
For additional information about the hearing, please visit the FCC's website at http://www.fcc.gov/ownership. Press inquiries should be directed to Mary Diamond at 202-418-2388 or to Clyde Ensslin at 202-418-0506.