Could A Controversial PSA Lead To Bigger Owner Troubles?


MESA, ARIZ. — According to the owner of a 6kw Class A FM in the town of Benson, some 45 minutes east of Tucson along I-10, possession of child pornography shouldn’t be a crime.

In fact, this station’s owner feels so strongly about it that in the wee hours of the morning, he’s running public service announcements stating the following: “Never keep paper pictures, tapes, or films of naked juveniles where anyone else can find them.”

It’s a “public service message” from Paul Lotsof. Could such a PSA, which has aired on KAVV for two years but just recently gained wider attention thanks to Facebook, claim Lotsof of his license? We asked one top D.C. communications lawyer for his thoughts on the issue.

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