WCVB - new source of revenue

A. Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Sat May 23 21:38:07 EDT 2009

On 23 May 2009 at 17:51, Maureen Carney wrote:

> This was in the Boston Herald today:
> http://bostonherald.com/business/media/view.bg?articleid=1174220&srvc=
> business&position=4
> Simply put, WCVB would sell discount time (during the morning Eye
> Opener news) to local cities and towns to have have a town/city
> official (police officer, school administrator, etc.) read a promotion
> for Partnership for A Drug Free America. Personally I have a hard time
> justifying this spending of public funds in the best of times, and
> we're definitely not there. In the past such spots would come out of
> PSA time and be considered a plus during license renewal. Does the FCC
> still have a public service requirement? 

Is Partnership for a Drug Free America the only kind of announcement 
they will allow?  I can think of a lot of useful things that local 
government might want to buy time for, if the price was right, that 
might be a lot easier to justify in these tight times.

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