Taking down performance tax on the Hill


Tom Joyner is leading a delegation of Black radio stations owners and operators up to Capitol Hill to spell out to key congressional staffers just why it is that the proposed broadcast performance royalty will be a devastating blow to them and their stations, not to mention many of the artists heard on their stations. They say it would “destroy diversity in voice and thought in the urban radio community, as well as the potential for massive job loss.” On hand will be Sheridan’s Susan Davenport Austin and Ron Davenport, Jr., Radio One’s Alfred Liggins and ICBC’s Charles Warfield. The session will be in the Rayburn Building 3/19/09 from 10:30-11:30AM.

RBR/TVBR observation: It just goes to show that when legislation is mind-numbingly bad for broadcasters, the badness cuts across all formats, races and creeds. Go get ‘em, Mr. Joyner and fellow panelists!