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  •  Let's get down to brass tacks... (0+ / 0-)

    In almost all cases of collegiate athletic networks, there is NO CONTRACT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY AND INDIVIDUAL STATIONS.  In the majority of cases, there isn't even a contract between the university (as a legal entity) and the network's management!

    Here's how it works:

    1) Most universities have a separate legal entity, usually named something like "University of Foobieblex Athletics Association", that actually owns/operates the athletic programs.  (This, incidentially, is how they get around their state's salary limitations for state government employees.  The basketball coach can be paid more than is the university president because the coach "isn't really" employed by the university, but rather by the athletics association.)

    2) The athletics association--NOT the university--then signs a contract with a sports marketing company, like IMG College, to operate the school's broadcast network.

    3) The sports marketing company--NOT the university, and NOT the athletics association--signs contracts with individual stations that wish to participate in the broadcast network.

    4) Those individual radio stations may sign OTHER contracts for other programming, such as (possibly) Rush Limbaugh.

    So, you're basically arguing that the university should, somehow, be able to negotiate (or exercise veto power over, or simply  terminate) contracts to which it is not a party, and which are, in fact, three steps removed from the university itself.

    As I said, it's a bogus suggestion, and the notion that universities are "sponsoring Limbaugh" if a radio station chooses to air both their athletic events and Limbaugh's show is utterly ludicrous.

    •  Ads/promotions were heard on his show. (1+ / 0-)
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      Bronx59
      In order for any company, school or organization to be reported to the StopRush Database, their name MUST be aired and heard by a StopRush station monitor during the show. The monitor then documents the information into the StopRush Database.
      Companies who advertise on any other Clear Channel show(s), are not reported.  So if a team plays a game on the same station as Limbaugh's show, it matters not. It only matters if the name of the company/team is heard during Limbaugh's daily three-hour show.
      To get off the 'active' StopRush list, it simply takes a call to Clear Channel to request their ads/promos not be used at anytime during Limbaugh's show. It has been done by thousands.
      Once again, no one is forcing anyone to do anything. The public is speaking up and reaching out. The sponsors have the choice to listen or ignore the public.

      "When faced with darkness, be the light. Remembering Richard Myers"

      by Leslie Salzillo on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:46:58 PM PST

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      •  Um...really? (0+ / 0-)
        Companies who advertise on any other Clear Channel show(s), are not reported.  So if a team plays a game on the same station as Limbaugh's show, it matters not. It only matters if the name of the company/team is heard during Limbaugh's daily three-hour show.
        But, in this comment, you added UNC-Chapel Hill to your diary and said you would be fowarding the information to stoprush.net - even though the comment only stated that Tarheel basketball games also aired on "Rush Radio."  Not a word was said about advertisements from UNC-CH, but you reported them anyway?

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