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In February, after banishing shock jock Howard Stern and the lewd Todd Clem (aka Bubba the Love Sponge) from its airwaves, radio behemoth Clear Channel Communications, Inc., took another step in its efforts to improve its relationship with the federal government. It promoted Andrew Levin, senior vice president for government affairs, to executive vice president for law and government affairs and chief legal officer. The announcement of Levin’s new job came in the wake of public outcry over the infamous breast-baring Super Bowl halftime show and just before Clear Channel Radio president John Hogan’s testimony to Congress on decency standards in media. It is not the first time Clear Channel has looked to Levin as a mediator with Capitol Hill. He was hired in late 2002 to establish the radio conglomerate’s Washington, D.C., office after spending seven years as chief telecommunications adviser to Congressman John Dingell (D-Michigan) and minority counsel on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During his time on the Hill, Levin worked on the 1996 law that loosened restrictions on radio ownership and enabled Clear Channel to reinvent itself from a small-time San Antonio radio outfit into the country’s largest radio chain, with over 1,200 stations. Levin recruited a bipartisan staff for the Washington office of his old Hill colleagues: one a fellow Dingell telecommunications adviser and the other a telecommunications adviser to John McCain (R-Arizona), chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Levin is relocating to Clear Channel’s San Antonio headquarters, where he will report directly to Clear Channel president and COO Mark Mays. Senior vice president and GC Ken Wyker, live entertainment GC Dale Head, and associate GC Mickey Gayler now report to Levin, as well as the Washington government affairs office. Levin was not available for comment.

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