WXYC Simulcast - SOS
Internet Radio Still in Jeopardy
On June 20, the Librarian of Congress proposed rules for
royalty payment and reporting by Internet radio stations, including
simulcasts of on-air stations such as ours. Unfortunately, the Librarian's proposed payments
and requirements are still far beyond the means of educational and community stations
like WXYC. However, there is still an opportunity to appeal the decision.
If you enjoy listening to our station online — from your office in Research Triangle Park or from the other side of the continent — please read below and let your
congressperson know that you want them to take action to alter the Librarian's
decision to include more provisions for college and community Internet
KRTU has a comprehensive information page for college & community stations.
Read WXYC's official response to
CARP's originally proposed rules.
Contact your representatives: www.house.gov/writerep/
When writing, please follow these guidelines:
- Be courteous and respectful. Don't use threats.
- Include your address.
- Only write about facts. Nothing hurts more than bad information.
- Keep your comments brief and to the point.