KIT, City Council Candidates Agree On Equal Time Solution
YAKIMA, Wash. - Radio station KIT has solved its equal time problem by making an agreement with city council candidates, the station's general manager said Friday.
Candidates Sharon Madson and Sonia Rodriguez will received ad time under the arrangement so KIT can keep Dave Ettl on the air. Their commercials will air on all of the stations owned by Gap West Broadcasting.
David Roederer is the company's general manager. He said everyone came together to make the deal work.
"What I really like about all three of the candidates is you sit there and it shows that those people can come to an agreement," he said. "[They] talk through an issue and develop the best plan for actually, our community."
Rodriguez and Madson will get a specific amount of ad time for the next six weeks starting on Monday to even out the amount of time that Ettl is on the air for KIT.
Ettl came off the air on June 15 after all three officially filed to run for the position five, at-large seat.
Rodriguez currently hold that position on the council.