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Advertising On Public Radio. Should Maine Small Business Owners Do It?

Posted by Larry Julius on Sun, Jun 24, 2018 @ 04:57 PM

Confession: WMEA-FM, 90.1, is one of the Portland radio presets on my car radio.

WMEA is one of the 13 Maine stations that comprise Maine Public. This network provides listeners from Kittery to Fort Kent with programming from NPR (National Public Radio); local news; and classical music.

Each week, 17% of all adults living in southern Maine, tune-into WMEA. This, according to Nielsen, makes it the most listened to Portland radio station. So, does it make sense for a Maine small business to advertise and market its goods and services to this audience. Here are some things considered:

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5 Laws Maine Small Businesses Need To Know When Advertising on Radio

Posted by Larry Julius on Sat, Nov 25, 2017 @ 07:58 PM

Every week, 93% of adults in southern Maine tune-in to a Portland radio station. The airwaves used to link listeners with their favorite station are owned by the public. Consequently, broadcast stations are accountable to these owners for the content that is disseminated.

When it comes to commercials, the public depends on agencies of our government to determine what Maine small business owners are prohibited from including. Among these entities protecting the airwaves are The Federal Communications Commission (FCC); The Federal Trade Commission (FTC); and the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO).

There is a slew of rules, regulations, guidelines, and polices that pertain to broadcasting commercials over the public's airwaves. There are 5, however, every Maine small business owners should know before placing ads on Portland radio. Here they are, in no particular order. So, in the words of America's greatest legal authority, Taylor, Swift, "Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya."

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