Thursday, December 8, 2011

Did You Know That Some Political Candidates Can Be Prevented From Running Television Ads?

Television stations must provide reasonable access to Federal candidates. State and local candidates have no right of access to television and radio advertising time. A television station can determine that it will not accept political ads for local and state races. Most local television stations do, however, choose certain elections to allow political advertising. The reason television stations do not accept any and all ads for local races is because they have limited inventory and don’t want to “run off” their other advertisers. While considering the needs of our local advertisers, which are certainly important to us, Channel 3 makes every effort to accept political ads on every local and state election.

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