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Re: XM Satellite Radio

On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Dan Billings wrote:

> It seems reasonable to me that a radio station shouldn't be able to turn
> down ads from African American owned businesses because the station owner
> doesn't like African Americans but is that the law?  Are radio stations
> considered public accommodations or is there a specific statute or FCC rule
> that mandates non-discrimination in the acceptance of advertising?
> Just wondering because I've never run into a case on the issue.  One could
> argue that radio stations have the same constitutional right as newspapers
> to turn down advertisements as they see fit, unless Congress has mandated
> otherwise.  The First Amendment clearly would allow newspapers to
> discriminate against advertisers on the basis of race.

I don't know, but I do know it is weird hearing ads for "Clear Channel
Entertainment" on WKIT......when our main competition are Clear
Channel radio stations....