Conclave Webinar Focuses On Politics And The Rules For Radio
February 17, 2012 at 8:08 AM (PT)
Candidates, SuperPacs and radio -- a trifecta for trouble. Just what are the rules for radio in this politically charged year or any year? GREGG SKALL of the law firm of WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE is an expert in political broadcasting rules/regulations, and is the featured presenter for THE CONCLAVE's next webinar "The Rules of Radio, Part 2," presented WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29th at 2p CT.
SKALL will cover the FCC rules that relate to the appearances of political candidates on broadcast media and its use by them to advance their candidacy. Who is a legally recognized candidate by the FCC, what options are available to candidates once their opposition appears on a station, and what qualifies as an appearance are just some of the topics to be covered.
Particular attention will be given to SuperPACs, the well-funded organizations outside the control of candidates that have tremendous impact both in financial outlays and messages. Also to be addressed: controls on how a station can charge candidates who seek time to appear, what editorial controls may a broadcaster place on the candidate’s advertising, disclosing what candidate activity has occurred on their station, how to address lawyers demanding corrections in a news story or opponents advertisement, or their demand to withdrawal an ad attacking their candidate.
Conclave webinars are free, however preregistration is required via THE CONCLAVE website at www.theconclave.com.
All CONCLAVE webinars are moderated by CONCLAVE Board Member JAY PHILPOTT, air talent at HUBBARD RADIO WARh (106-5 THE ARCH)/ST. LOUIS.