Has FCC ‘Complexification’ Punted Political Ad Profiteering?


Here’s a sobering statistic offered by featured Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner. In the past 23 years, his “Mock FCC Compliance Certification Inspections” found that one of out five broadcast stations declined to permit any political advertising.

With so many publicly traded radio and TV stations counting on Political to bring forth a fruitful fourth quarter, why was this the case? Benner places the blame on the high cost of legal assistance necessary to comply with FCC regulations on political ads.

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