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Date: June 13, 2012
Location: Houston, TX

At this seminar, Melodie A. Virtue and John Crigler will participate in a panel discussion on "Political Broadcasting."


Three federal agencies regulate political activity for noncommercial radio stations: the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).It is critical that Station Managers and Program Directors know—and understand well enough to explain to other staff and volunteers—the legal limits of partisan political activity both on and off the air. This panel covers what staff and volunteers can and cannot do regarding: endorsing and/or opposing candidates for public office; supporting or opposing ballot initiatives or other legislative initiatives; announcing fundraising events for candidates; sponsoring events or rallies where candidates are speaking or appearing; underwriting by candidates, and more.

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