With Radio Stations Gone, Court Orders Ed Stolz To Jail


The saga of Ed Stolz has been chronicled over the years in many ways. One YouTube video takes his side of his Royce International Broadcasting‘s sale of the former KWOD-FM 106.5 in Sacramento to Entercom — a deal he tried to reverse in September 1999 and has spent the last two decades trying time and again to negate.

Then, there’s the coverage in the broadcast media trade press regarding Royce’s failure in the mid-2010s to pay ASCAP royalty fees, resulting in a court order to pay more than $1.5 million to the composers, authors and publishers association.

In July 2020, Stolz’s situation worsened, as a California-based federal judge stripped Royce of its three FM properties — because Stolz hadn’t paid a dime to ASCAP following a July 2018 court ruling ordering him to do so.

Now, with his FMs in receivership, a new and unfortunate turn has emerged for Stolz. He’s been ordered to go to jail.



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