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Clear Channel goes to Washington

Clear Channel Communications said Wednesday it's appointing a new chief lobbyist and opening an office in Washington, D.C. The San Antonio-based radio giant said Andrew Levin, a former telecommunications adviser to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, will fill the new post of senior vice president of government relations. The move comes as Clear Channel grapples with a variety of policy issues, including royalty fees for Internet radio broadcasts. Clear Channel's CFO, Randall Mays, serves on the board of directors of CNET Networks, publisher of