STATION ADVISORY

Plan April Fools’ Day On-Air Stunts With Care

After so much turmoil in the last year, stations may be inclined to blow off some steam this year with some big April Fools’ Day stunt. But because of the continuing issues with the pandemic and social tensions throughout the country, a prank that may seem funny to some could trigger concerns with others. While a little fun is OK, remember that the FCC does have a rule against on-air hoaxes.