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Just looked at ASCAP to see what their fee is… for stations earning from $0-50,000.00 yr. the fee is $450.00yr.: http://www.ascap.com/licensing/radio/Blanket_Radio_License.pdf
that is in addition to the $200.00yr. for BMI and for SESAC it’s:
Try another $708.00yr. (2005) rate, higher each year, that’s for a station earning $0-9999.00yr.
As you can see this adds up to a hefty amount which most Part15 radio stations just can’t come up with this revenue, let alone recover the cost when there are far and few advertisers willing to spend their dollars on the AM side of the dial… some stations report less than 10 people listening to their station at any given time?????