NAB defends radio duplication rule elimination.

After an appeal by a number of music-industry groups of the FCC’s order eliminating the radio duplication rule, the NAB has filed comments supporting the action, which ends the 25% cap on same-band stations with substantial signal overlap simulcasting programming. In fact, the NAB’s comments are uncharacteristically specific in their criticism of two of the opposing groups, MusicFIRST and the Future of Music Coalition: “The companies and organizations these groups represent … retaliate against broadcasters for those groups failing to convince Congress to enact a tax on radio stations when they play record labels’ music on terrestrial radio stations.”

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