WMEX is Gone

Sid Schweiger
Wed Jun 4 15:47:27 EDT 2008

>>When did it become mandatory for a candidate to say I'm Homer Simpson
and I approve this message.

I am guessing sometime in the 90's<<

IIRC it was effective in time for the 1996 election cycle.  It was supposed to prevent confusion between commercials purchased by the candidate or his/her committee (which are subject to lowest-unit-rate requirements) and commercials in support of a candidate which were not bought by that candidate or committee (which can be charged at a higher rate).

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

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