WCVB - new source of revenue
Robert S Chase
Tue May 26 13:01:04 EDT 2009
Back in the day radio and TV stations did these types of spots for free.
They were called PSAs. I guess now that it is a political issue it goes into
the category of revenue streaming. I suppose the government has an interest
in enforcing existing laws by notification and education but should it also
be allowed to take sides in proselytizing for new law or changes in the law
to the public? Should government agencies be allowed to buy time to
advocate a point of view? Should the people who are holding office be
allowed to buy time using government funds on radio and television to
advocate a point of view?
> ...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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