House Co-Sponsors Of Local Radio Freedom Act Top 100
March 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM (PT)
THE LOCAL RADIO FREEDOM ACT, which opposes any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations, added the support of two more U.S. Senators and a bipartisan group of over two dozen additional House Members. THE LOCAL RADIO FREEDOM ACT is now currently co-sponsored by 105 members of the House and four Senators.
Since the introduction of the LOCAL RADIO FREEDOM ACT, 32 Democratic and Republican House Members have joined the bipartisan coalition of the resolution's 73 original cosponsors in opposing any new fees on local radio stations for music airplay.
"Local radio stations continue to provide record labels and artists an unparalleled platform to promote music," NAB EVP/Communications DENNIS WHARTON said. "NAB is pleased so many lawmakers appreciate this partnership and stand opposed to any onerous new fees that would threaten the economic future of AMERICA's hometown radio stations."