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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:08 PM
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SAVE FREE RADIO!!!
SAVE FREE RADIO!

Tired of the negative press theyve received from suing college kids and grandmothers, the major record companies have now turned their sights on your local radio stations. The foreign owned record companies are spending millions of dollars lobbying Congress to pass a bill that would establish a performance tax - forcing local radio to pay for the music that is currently provided to you, the listener, free of charge.

Like all businesses, radio stations across the country are struggling to stay afloat - over 250 stations have been forced off the air in the last year alone. If passed, this bill would guarantee many more stations would fail, and those that survive would not be the stations you recognize today. It is you, the listener that will feel true impact of this tax most as it would ensure a decline in the diversity and quality of programming you expect and deserve from free radio. Click here to learn more.

Free radio needs your help in opposing the major record companies money grab! You can help stop the major record companies, and keep government bureaucrats from deciding the price of the music you enjoy by signing this petition. http://saveyourradio.org/page.asp?content=petition&g=sa... The petition will be delivered to your representatives in Washington.

http://saveyourradio.org/page.asp?content=startpage&g=s...
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:36 PM
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1. ha ha, "free radio" is not free. ever heard ads on a radio station? nt
Edited on Sat Jun-20-09 02:36 PM by msongs
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:55 PM
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3. would you like more ads and less music?
Or worse, no music nor stations? Then we can pay for every song on the ad-free internet (s)
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:40 PM
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2. This RIAA bullshit needs to be stopped NOW
Next thing you know they'll start charging people royalties for singing in the fucking shower.

It's corporatist fascist bullshit.

You want to make money from music? Sell an album or play a concert. FUCK the rest of this Orwellian nazi bullshit.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:18 PM
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6. "Next thing you know they'll start charging people royalties for singing in the fucking shower." +1
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:57 PM
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4. If music isn't played on the radio how will people hear it and
want to buy it? It's more like free advertising for musicians.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:00 PM
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5. I always thought that the record industry got a commission everytime
one of their songs was played on the radio.

:shrug:

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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:28 PM
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7. I much prefer listener-supported radio to "free" radio.
Commercial radio (what you are calling "free" radio) plays utter shit. Same playlists dictated by headquarters somewhere in NY or LA or Nashville, with no local input and mostly no local dj's for weather or traffic.

Give me listener-supported any day: KCRW, KEXP, WMNF, KUT
etc. Much superior in quality of music and variety of programming.
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