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Thread: KFOX bans political ads from some newscasts

  1. #1
    Great idea!!

    It's not like we don't see enough mud slinging ads already.

    Politics is a big part of news these days before the elections, so why have the ads telling that tale too?

    Gives the regular advertisers more bang for their buck.
    Last edited by solidpro; 10-12-2010 at 07:31 PM.

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    Does this station allow political ads on some newscasts but not others? Eliminating them from ALL newscasts just might be a good idea. But I have to question why political ads would be restricted on only some newscasts?

    There have been radio stations in certain markets that have blocked political ads and that was both a programming decision and a revenue decision.

    Any details on the motives that this station had? Thanks.

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    From what I read it was their morning news and their 9-10 p.m. news...don't know if they do any other newscasts. They said the idea was to keep their regular advertisers happy.

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    Just curious, does any do disclaimers before political ads any more? Years ago, any political spot within a newscast was preceded by a four second "The following is a paid political announcement" disclaimer. Wanted to be sure it wasn't mistaken for a news story I guess.
    Haven't seen it in several years though...

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