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Playing the radio for the public

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A diner here in Connecticut plays a radio over a PA
speaker on the outside of its building, to entertain
passersby. To cut to the chase, some member of the
public started coplaining that it's unwanted noise,
etc., and I have a sort of fourth-hand report that
this person is trying to use a wedge that the station
has not given permission for this. So, what is the
legality of a business playing the radio, or TV, in a
barroom, store, mall, etc., or out to the sidewalk
passersby? Does a station have any control over this
if it wants to object?

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