New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Bill Kennard, a Democrat, took office Monday vowing to examine distilled spirits broadcast ads. "Let's at least have this agency serve as the forum for hearing people out and putting their thoughts on record so we can make a decision," said Mr. Kennard. He said he wants to talk with other FCC commissioners and determine the liquor ad probe's priority vs. other issues. He also expressed concern about recent rapid ownership consolidations in the broadcast industry and said the FCC will in addition look at diversity issues and other questions in considering items for its agenda.
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