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Has # of PSA Commercials Increased? - RF Cafe Forums

Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views. It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if you would like to post something on RF Cafe's Facebook page, please do.

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 Post subject: Has # of PSA Commercials Increased?
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:47 am 
 
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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 crap?

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 more.

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