Clovis Skeptic: FCC Chairman Powell Said to Be Resigning

Friday, January 21, 2005

FCC Chairman Powell Said to Be Resigning

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Yahoo! News - FCC Chairman Powell Said to Be Resigning: "WASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) Chairman Michael K. Powell plans to step down from the job he's held for four years, two agency officials said Friday.
Powell, who maintained a light regulatory hand as the nation's chief media watchdog but collected some of the largest indecency fines against U.S. broadcasters, planned to issue a statement Friday but was not expected to hold a formal news conference, these officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Powell, the son of departing Secretary of State Colin Powell ,does not plan to step down immediately, the officials said. However, he will leave soon.
Powell privately informed some industry officials that he planned to make the announcement, according to one person who spoke with the chairman earlier this week. This person also spoke on condition of anonymity out of respect for the timing of Powell's announcement"

Well Howard Stern should be happy to hear this. Michael Powell seems to go a bit too far, in his fineing everyone for alleged indecency. The greatest defense against any type of obcenity, is to simply turn the station.


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