LRFA Gets Closer to Critical Mass


US CongressThe Local Radio Freedom Act has picked up three more co-sponsors in Congress, and is approaching a very important benchmark in the House in regard to the battle against the imposition of performance royalties on AM and FM radio.

The addition the two House members brings total expressed House support for LRFA to 196.

A senator also added his name to the measure, bringing the total of co-sponsors there to 19.

If 218 of the 435 members of the House vote as a bloc, it represents a bullet-proof majority of the body. LRFA is just 22 signatures away from achieving that number.

LRFA is a resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations.

The new members include Reps John Carney (DE-AL) and Martha McSally (AZ-2), and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI).