FCC’S Localism Task Force to hold hearing in South Dakota

May 23, 2004

The FCC’s Localism Task Force will hold a field hearing this week in Rapid City, SD. FCC chairman Michael K. Powell and commissioners Michael J. Copps and Jonathan S. Adelstein will preside.

The hearing will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, at the Surbeck Student Center Ballroom, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology at 501 East Saint Joseph Street in Rapid City.

The purpose of the hearing is to gather information from consumers, industry, civic organizations, and others on broadcasters’ service to their local communities. The designated speakers will include representatives from consumer and advocacy groups as well as broadcasters. The hearing format will enable members of the public to participate via an open microphone session.

A live audiocast of the hearing will be available at www.fcc.gov on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, the hearing will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to the public.

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