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                        STATEMENT OF 

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