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OK I’m not trying to be argumentative and I know you mean well being in Radio 40 plus years so I’m sure your very passionate about having every part 15 station paying up the rears for a music license. Truth is that if every part 15 station were intimidated into a license 95% of them would go dark. All this does is to silence any would be hobbyist who has the dream of Radio. Plus you may be giving ideas to the enemy itself which is not your intent I can be sure of that. So I’m not making any accusation there just to be clear. But now that the can of warms are open I’ll say this. You can advertise your station without giving out the real address of it. Even if it were not for the RIAA I thought of that for safety. Why do you think I use a Google Voice number and not my Real cell phone number or a number that can be traced to me by a hacker? Because I live in an area that is very close to Crack Town. So if someone who smokes crack knows I run a Radio station its OPEN SEASON on me as to Hey this guy is Rich he runs The Legacy. We’ll rob his house at gun point and steel his equipment and sell for crack. This alone is why if you value your safety and your life where I live you keep your antenna concealed and your REAL address hush hush. Since your transmitter is NOT over the limit the FCC would not give that info to a organization WITHOUT a warrant or court order. Just ask kim dot com who ran a file sharing service and the pro’s had his house raided and guess what the PRO’s got in trouble for unlawful practice in the way they tried to kill Megaupload, which has legit uses not just Piracy as legit companies used that service. Now Kim dot com and his customers, who want access to their files is going after the RIAA and planning to sue them out of existence. I’ve donated to his cause to help his legal fight to kill off the RIAA for GOOD and keep them DEAD never to return. I know way too much about them and things they don’t want to disclose to the public Pandora is fighting for the right to play music and not be charged over 100% of their revenue. Not only that again your station is not licensed so again unless the FCC has a beef with your transmitter’s output their not going to worry about the RIAA’s agenda. They would have to file a motion in court to subpoena the FCC inspector (If he feels your station is over in the first place and inspects you). By then I’d be at a new location. And they would have to file all over again. I’m passionate about my hobby just as some may want to be passionate about making things hard for me in a poor attempt to shut me down I’ve done my homework on the RIAA for 12 yrs. Being a part 15 broadcaster should be taken seriously I get that and I hope soon we can get an umbrella music license like Radionomy or StreamLicensing. But it would most likely force all of you to play ads for every 3rd song or every 15 minutes with 3-4 minutes worth of ads to pay for the station. That is if you can get a syndicated show on a Radio Group. It just would not really make sense for any of these organizations to go after part 15 (Unless you live in a police state like Connecticut or right near RIAA headquarters in California). There are many conspiracy theories about part 15 and how Big Brother is after all the part 15 stations. Hell they can’t even control Big Radio pirates who clearly have listeners and will not be licensed to play music and don’t pay royalties. Yes I see reality on this and I’m not paranoid to broadcast. I don’t and won’t even play most of Today’s music so again I doubt any real hassle would happen. But again all of this throwing ideas to the enemy who knows. I’ll contact my Radio Group that I have friends with who have Licensed On Air stations and see if I can’t get a partner ship with them. If I somehow syndicate my show maybe I’ll get a Royalty license that way. They play my show on their Album Rock station and its licensed for syndication then I’ll have my butt covered. This is not over because I can bet now these folks will play monkey read monkey do. Now lets see how many part 15 stations go dark in view of this bulletin about a crusade to be sure all part 15 stations pay music licenses to the same extent as a commercial station. May as well bang pans and sing Ga Ga Goo Goo oh but wait singing you still pay royalties to the first parents who’s baby sang Ga Ga Goo Goo.