Cranston RI Mayor Ordered To End Radio Show

Tue Apr 26 20:08:32 EDT 2005

Well, actually, this is a pretty reasonable ruling, since it is like getting 
a free info-mercial every week.
Thanks for passing it on.


Tony Schinella
News Director/A&E
WKXL 1450
Concord, NH
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mark Watson
To: Boston Radio
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 5:42 PM
Subject: Cranston RI Mayor Ordered To End Radio Show

   Cranston RI Mayor Steve Laffey has been ordered by the RI State Board of
Elections to end his weekly radio show on WPRO (630 Providence), ruling that
the free airtime he receives (he's not receiving any pay from WPRO for his
hosting duties) and his name recognition amounts to an in-kind contribution
by a corporation to a sitting officeholder.

   Here's a link to an article about this matter in the Providence Journal
(Please note: you may have to register on the paper's website to access the
article, registration is free).

Mark Watson 

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