WMEX is Gone

Sid Schweiger
Wed Jun 4 15:24:35 EDT 2008

>>I thought that commercial station were not required to accept political
spots...but, rather, that if they DO sell time to one candidate, they must
sell to his oponent(s).

Can a commercial station say no to all political/candidates?<<

A resounding NO.  Section 312(a)(7) of the Communications Act provides that refusal to sell "reasonable" amounts of time to candidates for public office puts a licensee's license in jeopardy.  Further, as you stated, selling time to one candidate kicks in the "equal opportunity" rule, meaning that you have to then make time available for all other candidates for the same office. can refuse to sell time to any candidates for any office *except* president, vice president, US senator and US representative.

Sid Schweiger
IT Manager, Entercom New England
20 Guest St / 3d Floor
Brighton MA  02135-2040

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