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 Jonathan Adelstein - “I believe this payola scandal may represent the most widespread and flagrant violation of any FCC rules in the history of American broadcasting, ... Mr. Spitzer's office has collected a mountain of evidence on the potentially illegal promotion practices of not only Sony BMG, but also other major record companies, independent promoters and several of the largest radio station groups.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “I believe this payola scandal may represent the most widespread and flagrant violation of any FCC rules in the history of American broadcasting. Mr. Spitzer's office has collected a mountain of evidence on the potentially illegal promotion practices of not only Sony BMG, but also other major record companies, independent promoters and several of the largest radio station groups.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “At least one other commissioner is pushing for the FCC to do something. This payola scandal may represent the most widespread and flagrant violation of any FCC rules in the history of American broadcasting, ... Mr. Spitzer's office has collected a mountain of evidence on the potentially illegal promotion practices of not only Sony BMG, but also other major record companies, independent promoters and several of the largest radio station groups.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “These new horizons in radio broadcasting should correspond to new horizons in serving the public interest.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “I've rarely seen an issue in which such strong opinion that is so one-sided,”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “It is certain to strike fear in the hearts of news and documentary makers, and broadcasters that air them, which could chill the future expression of constitutionally protected speech.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “The upcoming Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction will be a landmark event for the commission. It represents the first auction in almost 10 years of a nationwide footprint of spectrum ideal for mobile wireless services. There is a great deal at stake both for carriers interested in creating new services or expanding old ones and for the government, which has authorized the relocation of federal users to make room for these commercial services. This also is the first auction subject to the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act, which requires that auction proceeds must be sufficient (at least 110 percent) of estimated relocation costs of eligible federal entities.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “After all the bold talk, it's a slap on the wrist that can be paid with just 7.5 seconds of Super Bowl ad time, ... This decision sets a puzzling precedent by failing to hold all licensees responsible for the material broadcast over their stations. Why announce such a thorough investigation, if we just let some of the stations that broadcast this material completely off the hook”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “Since I arrived at the commission, we have greatly stepped up our enforcement against indecent broadcasts, ... I expect that stepped-up actions like those we take today will convince broadcasters that they cannot ignore their responsibility to serve the public interest and to avoid the broadcast of indecent material over the public airwaves.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “It's important for us to conduct a formal inquiry so we know the full scope of what occurred. There certainly isn't any dispute as to the severity of the potential violations, but there is some dispute as to the scope.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “The Commission concludes that there is still a high level of concentration in the enterprise market in most areas of the country today.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “This is truly a banner commitment for the wireless broadband industry.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “For American business customers, these mega-combinations may present the greatest risks,”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “These records can include some of the most private personal information about an individual. Finding out who people are calling and for how long can be like picking someone's brain about their friends, plans or business dealings.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “I am alarmed by reports that data brokers are obtaining and selling customers' personal telephone records without the customers' consent or knowledge. These records can include some of the most private personal information about an individual. Finding out who people are calling and for how long can be like picking someone's brain about their friends, plans or business dealings.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “There was a powder keg of public anger about to explode out there, ... But that fell on deaf ears.”
 Jonathan Adelstein - “It is clear from a common sense viewing of the program that coarse language is a part of the culture of the individuals being portrayed. To accurately reflect their viewpoint and emotions about blues music requires airing of certain material that, if prohibited, would undercut the ability of the filmmaker to convey the reality of the subject of the documentary.”