Entercom/K.C. Will Donate Candidate's Ad Buy Money To Charity
March 31, 2010 at 3:20 PM (PT)
Following up on ENTERCOM Talk KMBZ-A and Country WDAF (106.5 THE WOLF)/KANSAS CITY's airing of racist, anti-Semitic political ads bought by a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate from MISSOURI, the station now says it will not keep the money the candidate paid for the ads.
ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY VP DAVE ALPERT said that the stations will be turning the proceeds from GLENN MILLER's purchase of ad time over to the OLATHE chapter of the NAACP and a local Jewish charity in the KANSAS CITY area. "While Federal law requires us to air the commercials," said MILLER, "we are not comfortable keeping the money."
The stations have maintained that they object to the content of the commercials but has no choice but to air the spots because MILLER is a legally qualified candidate for public office and therefore has a right to buy the time and air the spots unedited. ENTERCOM says that it will donate any money from future MILLER spot campaigns to the charities as well.