Clear Channel Communications
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is an American media conglomerate company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. It was founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and Red McCombs, and was taken private by Bain Capital LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP in a leveraged buyout in 2008. Clear Channel specializes in radio broadcasting, concert promotion and hosting, and fixed advertising in the United States through its subsidiaries. After 21 years, Mark Mays stepped down as President and CEO of Clear Channel on June 23, 2010. Mays will remain as Chairman of the Board, a position he has held for a year prior. The Board has engaged Egon Zehnder International, a leading executive search firm, to lead the search for a new CEO.
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- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
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- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Clear Channel Communications
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Clear Channel Communications $7,908,750
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Economics & Econ Development,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.CON.RES.7 A concurrent resolution supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. H.CON.RES.21 Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. H.R.1751 CJ's Home Protection Act of 2011 H.R.607 Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011 H.R.1528 Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2011 S.799 Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 H.R.1622 Spectrum Innovation Act H.R.2168 Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act S.911 SPECTRUM Act S.913 Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 10 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Clear Channel Communications" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 4 DOT Order Soliciting Small Community Grant Proposals 2011
- Toggle 2 DOT 2012 - Small Community Air Service Development Program 2012
- Toggle 1 FEC Meetings; Sunshine Act 2012
- Toggle 1 FDIC Update Listing of Financial Institutions in Liquidation 2012
- Toggle 1 FCC 2010 Quadrennial Regulatory Review 2012
- Toggle 1 FCC Service and Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations: Creation of Low Power Radio Service 2012
- Toggle 1 FWS Delisting of the Plant Frankenia johnstonii (Johnston’s frankenia) 2011
- Toggle 1 FCC Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change the Community of License 2012
- Toggle 1 FCC Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Telecommunications Services 2011
- Toggle 1 FCC Radio Broadcasting Services: Oklahoma and Texas 2011