Religious Broadcasters Send Letter To Congress
May 4, 2009 at 5:27 AM (PT)
SALEM COMMUNICATIONS, NORTHWESTERN MEDIA, CRAWFORD BROADCASTING and CHRISTIAN LISTENING NETWORK joined the discussion on the performance tax on FRIDAY (5/1).
According to the FREE RADIO ALLIANCE, RUSS HAUTH of SALEM COMMUNICATIONS, HARV HENDRICKSON of NORTHWESTERN MEDIA, DON CRAWFORD of CRAWFORD BROADCASTING and DAN DeBRULER of CHRISTIAN LISTENING NETWORK voiced concerns with H.R. 848 and S. 379 in a letter to CONGRESS.
In the letter they wrote, “Radio companies like ours that air ministry programming are trying to weather the economic storm ahead, but some members of CONGRESS — at the urging of the foreign-owned record labels — have introduced legislation that could make it impossible for radio ministries to survive … Even if the legislation included exemptions that actually meant something, we would oppose this measure on principle.”