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Equipping Mobile Phones with Broadcast Radio Capability for Emergency Preparedness
Nearly everyone has a mobile phone - it's how people keep in touch with family and friends while on the go. For little cost, manufacturers can include a receiver for broadcast radio in mobile phones that would give consumers a convenient new way to access free radio service, and more importantly, improve public safety by ensuring that broadcasters' Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages and critical information reach the widest possible audience.
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The Performance Rights Act Puts Local Jobs at Risk
During the past two Congresses, some members of Congress, at the behest of the big record labels, introduced a bill to impose a performance tax on local radio broadcasters. The Performance Rights Act would have imposed a devastating new fee on local stations simply for airing music on the radio – airing the music that provides free promotion to the labels and artists.
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