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Re: XM Satellite Radio

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill O'Neill" <billo@shoreham.net>
To: "Boston Radio Interest" <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 10:25 AM
Subject: Fw: XM Satellite Radio

> How about the "content" of the message?  If "forced" to accept a spot run,
> can't the broadcaster employ discrimitive judgment as to what the spot
> "sounds like?"  What about a piece of trash production that's a
> dial-turner/revenue-loser?

In the case of ads for candidates for federal office, which are the only ads
that stations are required to accept, stations may use no editorial
judgement regarding the content or quality of the ad.  Stations have been
forced to accept and run candidate ads featuring pictures of aborted
fetuses, even though they believed the pictures would be offensive to most
of their viewers.  The same would be true of an ad with poor production

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine