> In channel surfing tonight, I stopped on WTVI-Channel 42 to
> check out the UNC-C/UVA Basketball game. I was surprised to
> see commercials, as this is a PBS station that solicits
> tax-deductible viewer support. I'm sure there must be a
> loophole that permits WTVI to do this, but what is it? If
> this is okay, then why can't a non-comm college station NOT
> run commericials during their campus' sports broadcasts?
I am not too sure about the logistics of it all, but I do know that the games are produced for UNCC by Time Warner Cable. In years previous, Time Warner would air the games on one of their public access channels in the Charlotte-Metro area.
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