satellite radio in a restaurant

Bob Nelson
Tue Oct 12 10:08:04 EDT 2004

While in Connecticut yesterday I heard Sirius 31, a country station from that satellite provider, being played at a BBQ restaurant. It sounded like a typical country station, only no commercials. The DJ
did talk up the fact that Stern is now on Sirius, and he also mentioned the upcoming presidential debate could be found on
Sirius channels like NPR, Fox News, and Air America.

I don't have satellite radio but this is the first time I've heard it and it's interesting that it's being used as background music
for a restaurant ( opposed to a local country station--
desired because there are no ads?) I assume they pay royalties
(as part of a fee) to ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC (country song

Years ago when I worked at Building 19 they used to pipe WCGY
over the sound system. They too probably had to  pay royalties.

But here we have a restaurant opting to play satellite radio
over a broadcast signal.

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