peHUB First Read

Some links to kick off your Wednesday:

* The Clear Channel buyout will now drag into 2008, due to FCC delays. Will buyers Bain Capital and TH Lee stick it out?

* Silicon Alley names its 100 most influential people in the New York digital media scene. Good to see new incoming boss (actually my boss’s boss’s boss’s boss) is #35…

* I had thought that questionable management at the Florida State board of Administration only related to private equity (that whole Liberty Partners issue). But it seems to be far more wide-reaching.

* The UK government is losing the Northern Rock shoot-out.

* An IPO outlook for 2008.