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Clear Channel Censors Bruce Springsteen

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[Radio]
Bruce Springsteen should be very happy. He has the No. 1 album, a possible Grammy for Best Album of the Year for "Magic," an album full of singles and a sold-out concert tour.

Alas, there’s a hitch: Radio will not play "Magic." In fact, sources say that Clear Channel has sent an edict to its classic rock stations not to play tracks from "Magic."

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USPTO Examines Clear Channel's Patent On Recording Live Music

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The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) today agreed to reexamine an illegitimate patent held by Clear Channel Communications. The patent -- for a system and method of creating digital recordings of live performances -- locks musical acts into using Clear Channel technology and blocks innovations by others.

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Clear Channel Moves To the Internet

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[Music]
Clear Channel Communications, the corporation almost exclusively responsible for destroying the music industry and making radio unlistenable, is now setting its sights on the world wide web. In related news, Toby Keith can now properly pronounce the word, "modem."

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Clear Channel contest gives away boobies

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Clear Channel Communications Inc. is being criticized by women's health advocates over a Christmas contest that granted breast enlargement surgeries to women in four cities.

The "Breast Christmas Ever" contest was aired in Tampa, Jacksonville, Fla., St. Louis and Detroit and has drawn the ire of both the National Research Center for Women & Families and the National Organization for Women. NOW has urged its supporters to file complaints against the company and its stations with the Federal Communications Commission.

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Clear Channel reformats yet another radio market

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In a clear signal of the growing media clout of Houston-area Hispanics, radio behemoth Clear Channel Communications has yanked legendary rock station KLOL-FM (101.1) off the air and replaced it with a format that radio insiders call "Spanglish Top 40."

On the plus side, epic lamer morning show losers, Walton and Johnston (who had the seventh-most-popular morning show in Houston) were part of the crew that got canned with virtually no notice as part of the station's format change.

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Clear Channel refuses to run "peace ad"

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A group of antiwar advocates is accusing Clear Channel Communications, one of the nation's largest media companies, with close ties to national Republicans, of preventing the group from displaying a Times Square billboard critical of the war in Iraq. The highly controversial concept, a message merely stating "Democracy Is Best Taught by Example, Not by War" was turned down by the fascist Clear Channel.

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