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airtime requirements (was "no ads from sat radio")
At 12:08 AM 11/30/01 -0500, you wrote:
>The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 does require broadcasters to sell
>time to candidates for federal office.
As a side note, all non-commercial FM stations are requierd by law to give
(for free) airtime to candidates for public office. I don't remember if
there's a distinction between federal office and state office in that rule.
Only a few candidates take advantage of it...mostly because they don't know
about it, and because they know public radio listeners are a twitchy bunch
that don't want their All Things Considered interrupted to hear some
candidate blather on for an hour. :-)
Aaron "Bishop" Read / firstname.lastname@example.org
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