More Reps recognize value of radio to musicians


The number of members of the House of Representative who have signed on to the "Local Radio Freedom Act," a measure from Gene Green (D-TX) and Mike Conaway (R-TX), has topped the 25% mark. The bill is an attempt to head off the RIAA’s attempt to impose performance fees on broadcasters.

The new additions to the bipartisan list include one presidential candidate, Ron Paul (R-TX). Also in the fold are Sue Myrick (R-NC), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Paul Broun (R-GA), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Tom Price (R-GA), Tim Johnson (R-IL), Michael Castle (R-DE), Candice Miller (R-MI), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Kenny Hulshof (R-MO), Leonard Boswell (D-IA) and John Sullivan (R-OK).