From: Steve Kunkel <>

To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(piac)

Date: 1/10/98 6:43pm

Subject: Public Comment

TV and radio owners certainly have an obligation to provide public interest


What could be more in the public interest than providing substantial free

air time for political candidates at all levels, provided they do not

supplement what they receive free with paid advertising? This simple step

would go far to eliminate the need for politicians to prostitute themselves

to special interests in order to finance expensive campaign media advertising.

I will be closely following your deliberations and hope you will do the

right thing.

Steve Kunkel

113 Live Oak Ave.

Fairfax, CA. 94930