Does a podcast interview of a political candidate trigger the equal-time rule?

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Does a podcast interview of a political candidate trigger the equal-time rule?

Q. Does a podcast interview of a political candidate trigger the equal-time rule?

A. No. If the interview in question is ONLY a podcast, and will not also be broadcast on-air, the equal-time rules do not apply. Equal-time is an FCC rule that applies only to broadcast transmission.

This information is provided by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters

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