Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:35am
The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will next week hold a hearing about "The Future of Audio." The hearing was called by Greg Walden (pictured), a Republican Congressman from Oregon (and former broadcaster).
"This hearing will examine how advances in consumer electronics – as well as broadcasting, the Internet, and other communications platforms – are changing the way Americans gain access to and consume audio content," the committee states.
A witness list has yet to be released, but Radio Ink reports (here) Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan will be included, perhaps to discuss FM radio in cellphones.
The hearing will take place on Wednesday, June 6. You can find more information here. Look for further coverage from RAIN next week.