FCC sets agenda for Seattle


A wide range of testifiers have been tapped for the 6th and final public forum on media ownership, running from 4PM-11PM Pacific time in Seattle tomorrow. Newspaperman Frank Blethen will be providing an encore of his appearance on Capitol Hill today. And a company on the transactional bubble, Tribune, will have a local exec on the first panel. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s many critics, including some who share a floor with him at the FCC’s SW DC digs, have decried the lack of warning, but it doesn’t seem to have resulted in any lack of invited witnesses.

Moderator: Louis Sigalos, Chief of the Consumer Affairs & Outreach Division, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

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
Bernie Foster, Publisher, The Portland Skanner, The Seattle Skanner
Ray Heacox, General Manager, King Broadcasting Seattle
Elizabeth Blanks Hindman, Assoc. Prof., Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at WSU
Diana Kramer, Vice President and General Manager, Puget Sound Publishing Company
Pamela S. Pearson, VP/GM, KCPQ/KMYQ-TV, Tribune Broadcasting Company
Jon Rand, General Manager, KAYU TV, Spokane, KCYU TV, Yakima, KFFX TV, Tri-Cities
Cheryl A. Salomone, VP and Market Manager, New Northwest Broadcasters – Tri Cities, WA

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.