News MP3 and More 26/06/2007

The Sounds of Silence Will Be Heard by Millions

WASHINGTON, DC (Top40 Charts/ SaveNetRadio) - The regularly scheduled programming of millions of Internet radio listeners will be temporarily interrupted tomorrow when tens of thousands of U.S. webcasters observe a national Day of Silence. Protesting the recent 300 percent royalty rate increase for online music webcasters, the aim of the industry-wide daylong blackout is to raise awareness of the threat these new rates pose to the future of Internet radio and rally support for legislation pending in Congress.

"Webcasters of every size and from every corner of the country will stand united tomorrow to protest a very real and fast approaching threat to their livelihood," said Jake Ward, a spokesperson for the SaveNetRadio Coalition. "With nearly a half million e-mails and phone calls from webcasters, listeners and the artists they support sent to Congress in just the last two months, this national grassroots campaign has certainly captured the attention of lawmakers, but there is more to be done and time is running out. During the National Day of Silence webcasters will urge their listeners to contact their congressional representatives and ask them to support the Internet Radio Equality Act and preserve the future of Internet radio. Tomorrow the silence of tens of thousand of webcasters will make the call to save Internet radio heard loud and clear.

Internet-only webcasters and broadcasters that simulcast online will alert their listeners that "silence" is what Internet radio may be reduced to after July 15th, the day on which 17 months' worth of retroactive royalty payments - at new, exceedingly high rates - are due to the SoundExchange collection organization, following a recent Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision.

The following is a partial list of participants; it is not a complete list:
Live365 stations,
MTV Online,
KCRW (Santa Monica, CA),
Wizard Radio,
Born Again Radio,,,
WGLI (Babylon, NY),
WMUK (Kalamazoo, MI),
Head-On Radio Network,
Zecom/Gemz Radio,
monkeygrip music cafe,
KFCF (Fresno, CA),,
Blue Power/Guitar Speak,
WPNA (Oak Park, IL),
60's Chicks Radio/Seasons & Celebrations Radio,
STAR 107.9,
Puregold Rock 'N Roll,
NeverEndingWonder Radio,
BAGeL Radio,
KDUN (Reedsport, OR),,
KQLZ (Los Angeles, CA),
KXPR/KXJZ (Sacramento, CA),
BlackLight Radio,
Pure Pop 24/7,
Smooth Jazz and More,
Reggae Nostalgia,
WCH Radio/The Wave,
WYGS Southern Gospel Radio Network,,
WRAJ Internet Radio
KPBX - Spokane Public Radio -
Vault Radio -
KALW (San Francisco, CA) -
The Miz Radio -
GalaxyStorm Radio -
MaxMarch Radio -\
KRUA 88.1 -
Radio Odyssey -
Indie Airplay -
Digitally Imported Radio - -
LastCall-Radio -
Melted Metal Web Radio -
The Hot Cakes and Sausage Morning Show
KVMR-FM, Nevada City CA (Sacramento market) -
OutboundMusic -
Ozone Radio -
Zimmer Radio, Joplin, MO Kissin 92.5/Kix 102.5/1310 KZRG/Big Dog 97.9 -
Loud City -
Power Radio International -
WEOS, Geneva, NY -
WCPR Castle Point Radio, Hoboken, NJ -
KHPZ Radio Network (Los Angeles, CA) -
Italian Graffiati -
Radio Skipper -
Whitedove Gospel Internet Radio -
Kansas City Online Radio -
RoadsEndRadio -
All About Country -
RadioNC Online Internet Radio -
WNYC New York Public Radio -
PowerHitRadio -\All Memphis Music -
Radio X Network - http://Radio X
KUIW Radio San Antonio, Texas -
PopFusion Radio -
WPRY AM 1400 Perry, FL -
525 Power Tracks -
Wild West Radio -
Jazz Radio 24/7 -
Barcelona Jazz Radio -
RadioZX -
WAjP Net Radio Network, Paintsville, Kentucky
TheRockHD -
YHotHD - ZRadio -
WDYN - Dynamic Independent Radio 100.1 FM Rochester, NY
My Flex Radio -
Christian - http://www.ChristianRock.Net
Variety-FM Gold -
Mix Utah -
KCWU-FM 88.1, Ellensburg, WA (Central Washington University) -
Japan-A-Radio -
Radio Underground -
The Geek Radio -
To learn more about Day of Silence events and the SaveNetRadio coalition, contact or visit For the most up to date list of webcasters joining the national day of silence, visit

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