Political Broadcasting & Community Radio Webinar Upcoming

What can and can’t you broadcast as a non-commercial radio station during an election season? What are the rules for interviewing candidates? What are you required to document? And how about all those anti-Trump songs in an election year?

2020 is shaping up to be one of the hottest election seasons in a generation. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate, and the office of president will be contested. Community radio stations like yours will wish to reflect local interest in the races. How do you present the many passionate voices locally and stay within Federal Communications Commission and Internal Revenue Service rules? NFCB’s January webinar explores these issues and more related to political broadcasting.

Join veteran attorneys Melodie Virtue and Brad Deutsch of the firm Foster Garvey (formerly Garvey Schubert Barer) for our Tuesday, January 7 webinar on political broadcasting for community radio. The duo bring extensive knowledge of the regulations related to what is permissible for radio stations during an election season. Plus, they’ll field your questions on subjects related to political broadcasting and community media.

This webinar is available to NFCB member stations. If your station is not yet a member, you can join today to attend this webinar.

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