Greater Media pushing for defeat of performance tax

A. Joseph Ross
Sun Jun 21 01:39:37 EDT 2009

On 20 Jun 2009 at 2:03, Bob Nelson wrote:

> Greater Media stations like WTKK (and I believe WROR and WKLB) have
> been running ads urging people to defeat a possible performance tax.
> They are asking people to contact such representatives as John Tierney
> on the North Shore and Nikki Tsongas in the Merrimack Valley. And now
> WTKK Insider's Club members are getting an email message which says,
> in part, "The international record labels are asking Congress to make
> radio stations pay BIG fees to broadcast your favorite songs. So, how
> does paying more for music effect Boston's Talk Evolution? Like many
> other talk stations in Boston and America 96.9 FM, WTKK is part of a
> bigger company...Bigger music fees will raise our company's costs and
> that's taxing."
> Greater has even launched a site,, dedicated to the
> crusade.
I've heard Bob Bittner talking about some such lately.  Is this the 
same thing that he's urging people to oppose?

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