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John Halpin, a senior fellow at the center who was the lead author on the study he wrote with Mr. Lloyd, said in a statement to the Washington Times, “Part of the FCC mandate is to promote localism, diversity and competition in the media. …

“When 91 percent of the talk radio programming broadcast each weekday is solely conservative - despite a diversity of opinions among radio audiences and the proven success of progressive shows in key cities - the market has clearly failed to meet audience demand. Our goal has always been clear: We want more free speech and diversity of views in the media, not less.”