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Is Your Home Radio Station Lobbying the FCC for a Payola Waiver and Fighting Artist Pay for Radio Play? Part 1

March 20, 2015

As Ben Sisario reported in the New York Times, “Big Radio”, including iHeart Radio formerly known as the less warm and fuzzy monicker Clear Channel, is lobbying the FCC for a waiver of the payola rules.  Great news, eh?

Right about the same time, “Big Radio” launched the Free Radio Alliance to fight artist pay for radio play.  What do these two events have in common?

The Free Radio Alliance listed its members largely by station call letters without associating the call letters with the station ownership group.  That’s a much, much longer list than the names of the ownership groups, so creates the impression that there’s this endless list of radio stations.

And remember–this is the same NAB that Pandora has aligned itself with in lobbying the government against artist rights–for example, Pandora’s continuing effort to manipulate the Congress into turning against songwriters such as with the ASCAP and BMI star chambers.

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So we cross referenced the list of radio stations to their ownership groups, and culled out the following list of Clear Channel stations.  Clear Channel is one of the station groups lobbying the FCC for the payola waiver and now we know which stations on the Free Radio Alliance list are owned by Clear Channel and so which stations are lobbying for a payola waiver.

Since the list is so long, today we are just focusing on the Clear Channel stations in California, New York and Texas.  If you live in one of those states, see if you can find your home radio station on the list.  That way you’ll know if they are going to be getting that FCC waiver.

Texas WOAI-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KQXT-HD3 iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KZEP-HD2 iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KBGO-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KBRQ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KWTX-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KWTX-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas WACO-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KKMY-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KLVI-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KYKR-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KKMY-HD2 iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KAGG-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KKYS-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KNFX-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KVJM-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KKTX-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KMXR-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KNCN-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KRYS-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KSAB-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KUNO-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KDGE-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KDMX-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KEGL-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KFXR-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KHKS-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KZPS-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KHEY-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KHEY-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KPRR-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KTSM-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KTSM-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KBME-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KQBT-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KODA-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KPRC-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KTBZ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KTRH-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KIIZ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KLFX-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KBFM-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KHKZ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KQXX-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KTEX-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KVNS-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KAJA-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KQXT-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KRPT-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KTKR-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KXXM-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KZEP-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KASE-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KHFI-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KPEZ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KVET-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KVET-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KVET-HD2 iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KCOL-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
Texas KIOC-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WGY-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WGY-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WKKF-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WOFX-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WPYX-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WRVE-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WTRY-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WRVE-HD2 iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WAXQ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WHTZ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WKTU-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WLTW-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WOR-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WWPR-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WBWZ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WCTW-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WHUC-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WJIP-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WKIP-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WPKF-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WRNQ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WRWB-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WRWD-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WZCR-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WDVI-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WHAM-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WHTK-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WKGS-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WNBL-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WAIO-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WVOR-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WBBS-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WHEN-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WSYR-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WWHT-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York WYYY-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KQJK-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KSTE-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KGB-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KHTS-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KIOZ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KLSD-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KMYI-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KOGO-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KSSX-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KIOI-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KISQ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KKSF-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KMEL-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KNEW-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KOSF-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KYLD-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KQOD-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KWSX-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KBFP-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KBFP-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KDFO-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KHTY-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KRAB-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KALZ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KBOS-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KCBL-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KFBT-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KFSO-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KHGE-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KRDU-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KRZR-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KSOF-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KBIG-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KFI-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KRRL-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KIIS-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KLAC-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KOST-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KSRY-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KEIB-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KVVS-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KYSR-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KFIV-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KJSN-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KMRQ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KOSO-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KDON-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KION-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KOCN-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KPRC-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KTOM-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KFNY-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KGGI-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KKDD-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KMYT-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KTDD-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KTMQ-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KFBK-AM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KFBK-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KBEB-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
California KHYL-FM iHeartMedia, Inc.
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