Friday, April 27, 2012

TV Stations Must Post Political Rates On Line
The Federal Communications Commission has voted to require television stations to post advertising rates they charge political candidates and advocacy groups online. Despite strong opposition from many broadcasters saying the postings would undermine their competitive position in the marketplace and give advertisers unfair leverage over how much they are willing to pay. Rate information is already available on paper at the stations. The new rule will now require stations to digitize and upload the information in real time to the FCC's website. Network-affiliated stations in the top 50 markets will have six months to comply. For all others, the deadline is 2014. The FCC says this information should not be stuck in a filing cabinet in an online world. (bg)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • BVU Authority interim CEO and President Mike Bundy resigns
  • Hawkins County Tax Rate Going Up
  • Murder Case Dismissed in Johnson City
  • District Attorney Will Not Pursue Charges against Ramsey
  • Senator Alexander Promotes Financial Aid Bill in Blountville
  • Haslam Calls for Spending Cuts for All State Agencies
  • Fatal Shooting Under Investigation in Pound, VA
  • Zoning Dispute Prompts Large Lawsuit Against Sullivan Co.
  • Arraignment Set for Elderly Man Accused in Child Porn Case
  • Wellmont MergerTalks; ETSU & Eastman Weigh In
  • Citizens Petition Court to Stop Nitrogen Pipeline
  • Bulls Gap Teacher Accused of Intoxication at School
  • Sullivan Highway Workers Accept Settlement
  • Woman Charged with Starving 2-month-old Puppy
  • Jonesborough Man Sentenced on Firearm Trafficking Charges
  • Elizabethton Cousins Sentenced on Firearm Charges
  • Bristol, TN Planning to Ban eCigs in City Buildings
  • Kingsport Couple Charged in Armed Robbery



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