Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=38935
Story Retrieval Date: 5/19/2013 2:44:07 PM CST
Internet radio's silence spoke volumes to the 14 million listeners who attempted to tune in during Tuesday's National Day of Silence.
Webcasters across the United States stopped broadcasting for the day to protest new royalty rates that could put them out of business.
"The silence that greeted millions of Internet radio listeners yesterday certainly turned up the volume in Congress," said Jake Ward, a representative for the SaveNetRadio Coalition. "Yesterday's day of silence was a tremendous success but the clock continues to tick on the future of Internet radio … it is time for Congress take action."
A hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning in the House of Representatives' Small Business Committee.