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Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 1:22 PM

NAB Political Advertising Webinar - June 30th

WASHINGTON, D.C.—2016 is shaping up to be the most active year for political broadcast advertising in history. The twists and turns of the current political climate mean radio and television stations should prepare for the unexpected.

The National Association of Broadcasters is holding a Webinar to discuss current political advertising issues. Womble Carlyle Telecom attorney Gregg Skall will take part in this Webinar, as will FCC Political Programming Office Chief Bobby Baker and Garvey Schubert Barer attorney Brad Deutsch. The event takes place June 30th.

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When Your Anchor Runs for Office

With the California primary history and the conventions soon to be, broadcasters across the nation are facing the onslaught of advertising for the general election. While the primaries deal with a limited set of competing candidates for nomination to major federal and state offices, the general elections will add a variety of local elections and other federal and state offices for which a primary was unnecessary. That's when broadcasters often find that their news anchor or other air personality has become a legally qualified candidate.

Continue reading at FCC Uncensored (Gregg Skall column).

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