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More media moolah for pro-Emmer group

It’s not just Hubbard Broadcasting any more: Clear Channel Communications, the parent corporation of KFAN, K102, KDWB and conservative talker KTLK has donated a couple of billboards to MnForward, the business group trying to elect Republican Tom Emmer governor.

Technically, the money comes from Clear Channel Outdoor, the billboard division (which coincidentally just named ex-WCCO-TV general manager Susan Adams Loyd to head its local operations). The ad space has an estimated worth of $9,100. That’s a lot less than the six figures Hubbard has ponied up so far.

Clear Channel is based in San Antonio, Texas and operates 800 radio stations and 200,000 “advertising displays” nationwide.

[Hat tip: Blois Olson.]

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Jim Roth on 10/26/2010 - 04:10 pm.

    I think when media companies make political donations it crosses a line. I realize that they have a legal right to do so, and it’s far better that contributions are disclosed than not. But I don’t see how they can even pretend to be unbiased once they cross the line. I certainly view them differently if I learn of political contributions.

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