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Is Your Home Radio Station Lobbying the FCC for a Payola Waiver and Fighting Artist Pay for Radio Play? Part 2: Entercom Communications

March 21, 2015

As discussed in Part 1Ben Sisario reported in the New York Times that “Big Radio”, including Entercom Communications based in Bala Cynwyd, PA, is lobbying the FCC for a waiver of the long standing payola rules.

Right about the same time that Entercom’s payola waiver filing was released by the FCC, “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 because the groups own so many radio stations.  That creates the impression that there’s this endless list of radio stations opposing artist pay for radio play but wanting to hide payola.

So we cross referenced the list of radio stations to their ownership groups, and culled out the following list of Entercom stations.  Entercom 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 both owned by Entercom and so which stations are lobbying for a payola waiver.

Since the list is so long, today we are just focusing on the Entercom 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 and if you’re a music maker or music lover, whether they are yet again trying grind down artists on pay for radio play.

Or as George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

California KUFX-FM Entercom Communications
California KRBQ-FM Entercom Communications
California KOIT-FM Entercom Communications
California KSEG-FM Entercom Communications
California KDND-FM Entercom Communications
California KRXQ-FM Entercom Communications
California KUDL-FM Entercom Communications
California KCTC-AM Entercom Communications
California KKDO-FM Entercom Communications
California KBLX-FM Entercom Communications
California KGMZ-FM Entercom Communications
New York WLKK-FM Entercom Communications
New York WKSE-FM Entercom Communications
New York WWWS-AM Entercom Communications
New York WBEN-AM Entercom Communications
New York WTSS-FM Entercom Communications
New York WWKB-AM Entercom Communications
New York WBEE-FM Entercom Communications
New York WBZA-FM Entercom Communications
New York WCMF-FM Entercom Communications
New York WPXY-FM Entercom Communications
New York WROC-FM/AM Entercom Communications
Texas KAMX-FM Entercom Communications
Texas KJCE-AM Entercom Communications
Texas KKMJ-FM Entercom Communications
Texas KKMJ-FM Entercom Communications
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