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Political Candidates & Talk Show Host

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:29 pm
by dd92251
Joe Walsh, (not the Rock & Roll guy) has a Talk Show on Salem Media. He recently announced that he is seeking the GOP Presidential Nomination. He has thrown his hat into the ring. Can he continue to Host his Daily Talk Show ? Or is that not allowed. :?:

Re: Political Candidates & Talk Show Host

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:39 pm
by TPT
Essentially, no. I understand that Salem has already decided to end the show.

Once he is an official candidate, his daily show would trigger the equal time rules.

Re: Political Candidates & Talk Show Host

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:33 am
by Deep Thought
Until he officially files he can continue doing what he has been doing. Salem has already sent notice to other stations that the syndicated version of his show is ending in the next 30 days, but the local version on WIND will continue until he is officially a candidate.

Knowing his past, it is about a 50-50 chance that he goes through with this.

Re: Political Candidates & Talk Show Host

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:10 pm
by dd92251
Thanks everyone for confirming my suspicions, and verifying the "Equal Time" clause. Today's politicians worry me :)

Re: Political Candidates & Talk Show Host

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:35 pm
by NECRAT
Annnnd I think we're done.

Just a reminder about political posts here. While this post wasn't initially, it is "on the edge", and can go in the wrong direction too easily, so it's closed.

Thanks.

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