Globe editorial calls FM radio "outdated technology"

Dave Doherty
Mon Aug 23 22:43:31 EDT 2010

Absolutely right, Larry, but broadcasters *do* pay performance royalties on 
the streams that the devices connect to.  They just don't pay them on the 
OTA broadcasts that would be picked up by receivers in the devices.

From: "Larry Weil" <>
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 8:43 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Globe editorial calls FM radio "outdated technology"

> At 07:31 PM 8/23/2010, Dave Doherty wrote:
>>The wireless carriers have resisted carrying the radio stations in part, I 
>>think, because the stations don't pay performance royalties. The carriers 
>>feared - correctly - that the record companies would come after them.
> But they do (or at least can) carry radio stations.  I have an app on my 
> iPhone called Pocket Radio that allows it to get  most any station that 
> streams.
> Larry Weil
> Lake Wobegone, NH

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