Herald: Music fee hikes could scuttle WJIB

Garrett Wollman wollman@csail.mit.edu
Fri Jan 26 10:20:24 EST 2007

<<On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 00:56:04 -0500, "A. Joseph Ross" <joe@attorneyross.com> said:

> Well, nobody says he has to take ads for those things.  I'll bet 
> there are some reputable local businesses that might like to 
> advertise on WJIB.

I have no direct knowledge, but I suspect that Bob doesn't want to
sell spot advertising on 'JIB because he would then have to take
campaign spots.  If he only sells time by the half-hour, then he can
refuse candidate requests for sixty-second spots.  (The rules do not
require candidate access on terms more favorable than commercial
advertisers get, only that they be *no less favorable*.)  Most
candidates won't bother with leased-time stations for that reason.


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