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Obama expected to tap top ex-lobbyist to lead FCC

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America's airwaves are about to get a new watchman, or at least one nominated, according to a new report out today.

The Wall Street Journal has it on the authority of two sources that President Obama will name Tom Wheeler, a former top lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries, as soon as tomorrow.

Tom Wheeler

Wheeler (pictured left) is a venture capitalist and according to his not-recently-updated blog, he's founded a number of companies and held titular positions at a few industry-related associations.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is leaving the post, and before a new chair is appointed, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will act in an interim role.

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Hear that? That's the call of more blips coming over the airwaves. Might want to tune in.