FCC: Few Control Communications

Next week the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to let one company own up to eight radio stations (not to mention two TV stations and a newspaper) in one city. Here is a look at who owns the radio stations in Butte County. Over the years more and more media outlets have fallen into fewer and fewer hands. Currently, one company, Clear Channel, owns one-third of the stations in Butte County. Could be worse. The same company owns six of the seven stations in Minot, N. D. And on June 2 the FCC could make monopolies even easier to create.

Station City Owner

KPAY Chico Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

KHAP Chico Family Stations, Inc.

KKXX Paradise Butte Broadcasting Company, Inc.

KZFR Chico Golden Valley Community Broadcasters

KLRS Chico Results Radio Licensee, LLC

KEWE Oroville Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

KYIX Oroville Linda Adams

KMXI Chico Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

KFMF Chico Regent Communications, Inc.

KHSL-FM Paradise Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

KCHO Chico University Foundation

KZAP Paradise Regent Communications, Inc.

KLVC Magalia Educational Media Foundation, Inc.

KHHZ Oroville Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

KMJE Gridley Results Radio Licensee, LLC