MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR ITS COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA MEDIA OWNERSHIP WORKSHOP
Federal Communications Commission
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 16, 2010
Janice Wise: 202-418-8165
MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR ITS COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
MEDIA OWNERSHIP WORKSHOP(DOCKET NO. 09-182)
Washington, D.C.: The Media Bureau today announced further details for its February 23,
2010 media ownership workshop being held from 1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State
Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, South Carolina. The purpose of the two-panel workshop is to
explore local television and radio marketplace issues as part of the Commission’s quadrennial review
of its broadcast ownership rules.
The forum is open to the public, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. The
public will be given an opportunity to participate via “open microphone” at the end of each panel. The
workshop will also be broadcast live over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at
www.fcc.gov/live. Questions from the Internet audience can be submitted throughout the course of
the workshop via email to email@example.com and via Twitter using the hash tag #MOwkshop,
Agenda and Panelists
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Panel Discussion I: Local TV Marketplace
P. A. Bennett, Director, Minority Programming, South Carolina Educational
Billy Huggins, General Manager, WPDE/WWMB-TV, Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC
J.T. McLawhorn, President and CEO, Columbia Urban League
Rich O’Dell, President and General Manager, WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC
Stefanie Rein, Owner, WKTC/WNXG-TV, Elgin, SC
Donita Todd, Vice President and General Manager, WIS Television, Columbia, SC
Dr. Barbara Zia, President, League of Women Voters of South Carolina
Public Comments4:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion II: Local Radio Marketplace
Jim Beard, Market Manager, Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, Charleston, SC
Evelyn Lugo, President, South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Harold T. Miller, Jr., President and CEO, Miller Communications, Florence, Sumter,
Orangeburg & Columbia, SC
Jane Pigg, Owner and President, WCRE-AM, Cheraw, SC
Alex Snipe, Owner, Glory Communications, Columbia, SC
Public Comments9:00 p.m.
AdjournmentOpen captioning will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations for people with
disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need.
Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Last-minute
requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call
the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
For further information, contact Krista Witanowski, Media Bureau, 202-418-2449.
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