Clear Channel Communications

Clear Channel Communications
200 E. Basse
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210-822-2828
Fax: 210-822-2299
www.clearchannel.com

Lowry Mays
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

Mark Mays
Interim CEO
President and Chief Operating Officer

Randall Mays
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

http://www.clearchannel.com/Corporate/company_exec.aspx

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Corporate Nepotism: From the White House to Clear Channel, it's All in the Family
It seems as though the millennium is turning into the "Age of Nepotism". From the White House, to Clear Channel, one can draw a family triangle of sorts tying top government officials with top media ownerships. For example, we have been forced to accept a second generation of Bush in the White House, who's brother was coincidentally involved with the election controversy as Govenor of Florida.

While President Bush now resides in Washington D.C., the nepotism continues, linking him with the largest commercial radio station group owner, Clear Channel Communications out of Texas. Lowry Mays, CEO of Clear Channel is very friendly with the Bush family, being a fellow Texan with a background in petroleum interests. Another link between Bush and Clear Channel exists between the deal that was made when Bush sold his interest in the professional baseball team, the Texas Rangers, to Tom Hicks, then CEO of AMFM Communications. Tom Hicks, of the leveraged buyout firm Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst, has had substantial interests in the radio broadcast industry.

After the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Hicks combined radio companies (Chancellor Media) with his brother Steve Hicks (Capstar Broadcasting) forming AMFM. which was then aquired by Clear Channel Communications bringing in the Mays family. Lowry Mays, the patriarch is CEO of Clear Channel. His two sons, Mike and Randy are also closely tied in as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Clear Channel engulfed nearly 70 seperate radio groups across the United States. While on the campaign trail last year, FCC commissioner Michael Powell along with his infamous father General Colin Powell were being prepped for top offices under the hopeful Bush administration.

The FCC Chairman appointment to Powell was less than surprising after the ultimate outcome of the selection of our current President. One of the first big issues that Commissioner Powell had to face was the largest communications merger in history, the billion dollar AOL - Time Warner nuptuals. What the general public was shieled from thanks to the relationship of politics and corporate broadcasters, was the fact that General Colin Powell was on the Board of Directors for AOL, and subsequently was profiting from millions of dollars of AOL stock options.

Upon doing a search on SEC filings by General Powell, we found that he also owned stock in Time Warner prior to the merger. Commissioner Powell did not exclude himself from the FCC approval, citing there was no basis to a "fuzzy" connection between himself and AOL. The FCC has been quick in acting upon corporate media mergers, yet slow in acting when it comes to public needs and trust. The Hicks, Mays, Powell's and Bush's are all part of our corporate dominated landscape of nepotism.

It's a family orgy of wheeling and dealing, trading and influence in order to benefit their personal interests. It's corporate political control. A wilding entanglement of special interests and backdoor favors of the power elite. With the media under control of corporate and political interests, it's no wonder something like the 2000 election fiasco occurred. A theatrical display of correographed moves by the media shaped a staged future for America to which the extreme right wing can manipulate at will. Family ties like these are not unlike those which are portrayed as mafia like, but of a higher echelon. Our current administration is extremely friendly with the large corporate media families. For they all have something to gain from one another, at the expense of the trust and integrity of the American public.

http://www.partytown.com/cmp/nepotism.htm

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Clear Channel's Political Agenda

Excerpt:

Here are a few things to keep in mind about Clear Channel and Bush, which I'm drawing from the book I'm writing with my colleague Nancy Watzman of Public Campaign, IS THAT A POLITICIAN IN YOUR POCKET?
The company's founder, Lowry Mays, was put on the governing board of the University of Texas Investment Management Company by Bush when he was still governor of Texas. (His term on the board expired in 2003). Bush also appointed Clear Channel vice-chairman Thomas Hicks to head the investment company's board in 1995. Under his leadership, it invested over half a billion dollars in assets run by Hicks' associates and other major Republican donors, including several with warm relationships with the Bush family dynasty. When these insider dealings were exposed by the Houston Chronicle in 1999, Hicks resigned from the company's board. By then, he had made Bush a rich man when he bought the Texas Rangers from him and his partners in 1998 for $250 million, three times their investment in the team. Bush's take was $14.9 million, almost 25 times what he originally invested. According to the Center for Public Integrity, "Hicks and [his law firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst]'s employees rank nineteenth as Bush's career patrons, having given him at least $233,000." According to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, Clear Channel's PAC, executives, and their families have given $1.2 million since 1989 to federal campaigns and party committees, 75% to Republicans.

Clear Channel also hasn't balked at directly intervening in the political process in an overtly partisan fashion. In the spring of 2003, Clear Channel radio stations in cities around the country organized pro-Administration demonstrations they called "Rally for America," in support of the Iraq War. The company also removed a popular singing group, the Dixie Chicks, from its play-lists that spring, after one of the band's members criticized President Bush and his foreign policy. In 2001, the company also pulled radio ads paid for by Democrats who wanted to criticize a Mississippi Republican congressman for failing to act in the face of rising gas prices.

http://www.iraqwarreader.com/archives/000147.html

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One Thing is Crystal Clear: Clear Channel is a Subsidiary of Bush, Inc
http://www.buzzflash.com/analysis/03/04/18_clear.html

Clear Channel Communications
SOFT MONEY DONATIONS: 2001-2002
http://www.opensecrets.org/softmoney/softcomp2.asp?txtName=Clear+Channel+Communications&txtUltOrg=y&txtSort=name&txtCycle=2002

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Clear Channel execs donate more to Bush
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/2004-03-23-clear_x.htm

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