Clear Channel Communications Conspiracy Theories...
Sorry if these ideas have been posted before, but I find it interesting that the merger approval is finally happening... so close to the Clear Channel sale. I think this incredibly slow process is how the FCC has been able to help the NAB without actually denying the merger of satellite.
I also thought it was kind of funny that C3SR (aka the NAB coalition) has clear ties to another company with 3 C's in it's name. They don't even try to hide it.
With the 25 to 50 % spectrum divestiture demands, maybe that is what they were hoping the new name of the company would be:
C3SR or Clear Channel Communications Satellite Radio