Martin to Chair FCC

Kevin Martin ’89 has been chosen by President Bush to chair the Federal Communications Commission. Martin, a former Carolina student body president who has served on the FCC for four years, replaces Michael K. Powell, who retired.

Martin has been a supporter of telecommunications deregulation and has taken a firm stand against indecency in broadcasting.

A political science graduate from UNC who headed the student body in 1988-89, Martin also holds a master’s in public policy analysis from Duke and a law degree from Harvard. He received the GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni award last fall.

He is one of two alumni on the five-member FCC which includes Michael Copps ’67.

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