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Has # of PSA Commercials Increased?
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:47 am
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm Posts: 878 Location: Erie, PA
I listen to the radio all day long whilst
working on RF Cafe and my other websites (have done so for a
long time). Is it my imagination, or has the number and
frequency of Public Service Announcement (PSA) slots increased
in the last few years?
I am utterly sick of PSAs about
topics about parenting, handling money, why being on food stamps
is a good thing, how to get more government money for school or
a house, why financial literacy should be the next "civil
right." Really, a civil right - on par with the right to vote?
Fortunately, I can quickly hit the mute key to kill them. Are
there really that many morons out there who need to hear this
The FCC mandates that commercial broadcasters play
a certain amount of PSAs as a stipulation for granting a
license. A search on the subject suggests that the lousy economy
has paying advertisers down in numbers, so the stations fill
slots with PSAs, it also is due to stricter requirements from
the Fed. As usual, the government's response to an activity
faltering due to oppressive regulation is to regulate it some