December 4, 2013 2 Comments
Will Ms Mary Osterman be the subject of a new Ethics probe?
A group ranging from the 7 to both City/County elected officials I understand, are talking together about just that.
The subject to be looked into by a request to the Ethics Board of the City, would be advertising/sponsorship of Belle City TV, and if she is paying the same price as anyone not on the Cable Commission would pay, or is She getting a better rate for ads because she is on the Cable Commission , a pal of the Mayor’s (after all she was helping on his last reelection campaign) and a strong part of changing CAR 25 to Belle City TV thereby helping friends of the Mayor? As some members of this group have expressed that concern to me.
Might be a discounted price (if she got one Open Records request when in this morning) be her reward? If so is that ethical? IMHO its something of value far greater then say a Lunch or a few cups of Coffee to say thanks. http://vimeo.com/79988345 is the spot. This may be a better link Check out “Copecetic Hat Store” by @TheBelleTV on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/79988345 The Twitter quote as well
Mr Love at CAR 25 confirmed that Belle City TV produced it.
So how much did they charge? Who set the price? Could you or I get an Ad at the same price?
If not why not?
Goes into a whole new area, that being if they are selling ads a goal of the Mayor of the City of Racine who is buying them? Is just the only one? Is the $$ going to the City or are others making a commission from the sale? Does Time Warner know (selling of Ads might be in violation of the agreement we (City of Racine has with Time Warner) Belle City TV is selling Ads/Sponsorships?
Will Time Warner sue?
Speaking of being sued. Belle City is showing old TV shows and Cartoons on Belle City TV more questions:
What happened to the old producers? Are no new producers coming on? If so why?
Has the old shows been OKed as being in the Public Domain for Broadcast? Interesting the fact that Belle City TV is looking for money makes it a far different entity, then just a city station not looking to get paid.
When, not if Viacom finds out and they will, and still own the rights for broadcast on a Cable Network how much will they sue for?
Why do I think that we will soon all regret the Mayor wanting to be a big TV star like his Hero?
Just just in!
I understand that an Open Records request on complaints about programing on Belle City TV would be fruitful Oh what fun Racine is
PS Copy of the Open Records asked for
I am asking for the following Open Records:
1) A list of all Paid Sponsors of Belle City TV from 1/1/13 to 12/1/13 and the amount charged
2) The amount of money charged to Ms Mary Osterman for her sponsorship packages for “advertising” of her store Copasetic
located in Racine WI.
3) Copies of any contracts or Emails between Belle City TV and Ms. Osterman from 5/1/13 and 12/1/13.
4) The name of the person clearing the Viacom synicated programing running on Belle City TV over the last month
5) a list of all Racine area producers as of 1/3/13
I understand that a reasonable charge maybe incurred if so I need to be contacted prior . Note PDF copies would be fine would be fine