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Re: AMFM Radio Licenses,  L.L.C., Licensee Station WIHT(FM), 
Washington, D.C. 

     In  this  case,  the  Commission adopted  a  Notice  of 
Apparent Liability  against Clear Channel for  violating the 
statutory   prohibition    against   broadcasting   indecent 
material.   The  Commission  subsequently learned  that  the 
statutory deadline  had passed last fall  when the station's 
license  was  renewed.  This  case  highlights  the need  to 
address complaints filed with the Commission expeditiously.  

     In addition, I have been  calling for the Commission to 
establish an  effective license renewal process  under which 
the Commission would once again actually consider the manner 
in  which a  station has  served the  public interest.   One 
aspect of that consideration should include complaints filed 
by the  public.  It is  unfortunate that in this  instance a 
license  was  renewed  while a  pending  complaint  remained 
unaddressed.  Going forward, the  Commission should not only 
ensure  that all  complaints  have been  addressed before  a 
license  is  renewed, but  we  should  also conduct  a  more 
thorough  examination  of  how stations  are  meeting  their 
public  interest responsibilities  over  the  term of  their