Radio Channel Designer
Public Radio Syndication Manager
Seattle | Tonopah
Welcome to my profile page! I gave up on Twitter, FB and other social networking sites and now post my brief thoughts here!
I'm also the owner of KRXX 103.3 FM in West Central Nevada, currently being constructed.
A fun thing I do on the side is the Friday Drive-at-Five on C89.5 in Seattle with DJ Lightray. FYI, she's way better than me.
I always wondered why radio stations in the US never promote this incredible advantage they have: they can be played, without charge, in your business establishment.
Businesses need to pay performing rights organizations in order to play music on their speakers. But here's the exception:
A small restaurant (less than 3,750 sq. feet) or business (less than 2,500 sq. feet) can play an FCC-licensed radio station.
A larger restaurant (more than 3,750 sq. feet) or business (more than 2,500 sq. feet) can play an FCC-licensed radio station, with up to 6 loudspeakers, not more than 4 in one room.
Establishment owners should check out 17 U.S.C. §110 (5)(B).
And why don't radio stations, struggling to compete against music services, promote this? It even says "transmission or retransmission", suggesting an internet retransmission fits the requirement.
It's hard to trust US news sources these days. So I regularly check https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world. If they're mentioning the US, I know it's a real story.
They only report on US matters that are important. Crucial stores from my country are not mixed in with stories that are not meaningful or essential.
I can't find any conflicts of interest in their funding model: No ads, no donations, funded by the NZ Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Also, if the grid goes down, you can get them on shortwave.