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Think Twice Radio

Think Twice Radio is ten years old

Happy anniversary number ten to Think Twice Radio, the online talk cornucopia that invites you to think many times, actually. TTR is basically a matrix of interesting people who cogitate out loud about everything from dating to the origins of rock and roll to the BDSM scene in Buffalo, New York. A lot of the participants come from Buffalo, […]

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n10.as radio: gossiping on the command line

I am enjoying listening to live and archived shows out of n10.as radio in Montreal (n10.as = “antennas”; get it?). Musically speaking, the station is roughly comparable to an online stream just started in Brooklyn called The Lot Radio. But while The Lot’s main draw is its Williamsburg storage compartment live studio, n10.as’s attraction, at least to […]

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Major Labels Sue Internet Radio Platform Radionomy for Copyright Infringement

Another major threat to small and medium sized internet radio stations has surfaced. As Torrent Freak first reported Tuesday, on February 26 four major recording labels filed suit in federal court against internet radio platform Radionomy, charging that the company engaged in copyright infringement. The plaintiffs–Arista Records, LaFace Records, Sony Music and Zomba Records–allege that […]

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Living large with The Lot Radio of Brooklyn

I am sitting at my computer watching what looks like a live deejay broadcasting from a big shipping container somewhere in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint nexus of Brooklyn. The whole operation is sitting in a vacant lot, hence the sobriquet “The Lot Radio.” Fans of the broadcast send appreciations via The Lot’s live chat board, such as […]

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LPFM Watch: How Internet Radio Royalty Rates Affect Low-Power Stations

Five new low-power FM stations have been granted their full licenses in the last week: KQRZ-LP, Oregon Amateur Radio Club (Hillsboro, OR) WTPB-LP, Third Presbyterian Church of Rockford (Rockford, IL) WEMV-LP, Elijah Message Ministry (Vandalia, IL) KMYB-LP, Killeen Independent School District (Killeen, TX) WBNH-LP, Town of Bedford, NH LPFMs Mostly Unaffected by New Performance Royalty […]

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Internet Pirate Radio

Will Performance Royalties Create a New Class of Radio Pirate?

Thousands of internet radio stations have gone silent in 2016, while thousands more may yet shut down, primarily because of new performance royalty fees that have skyrocketed for small and mid-sized internet radio stations. In this piece I explore how this challenge might encourage some webcasters to give up complying with the law and simply […]

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