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Thursday September 18, 2014
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-PERFORMANCE TAX UPDATE-


WE FINALLY HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM PAUL KANJORSKI ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE TAX. WHILE PAUL HAS NOT SAID IN ABSOLUTE TERMS WHETHER HE WOULD VOTE IN FAVOR OR NOT OF A PERFORMANCE TAX HE CERTAINLY IS AWARE OF THE DAMAGE SUCH A TAX WOULD CAUSE. IN HIS LETTER ON APRIL 19TH HE SAYS THE TAX WOULD “CAUSE FINANCIAL HARM TO STATIONS LIKELY CAUSING STATION CLOSURES.”

PAUL SAYS “IN THE EVENT THAT THIS LEGISLATION IS SCHEDULED FOR A VOTE I WILL KEEP YOUR CONCERNS IN MIND ABOUT THE UNDUE BURDEN THIS LEGISLATION WOULD PLACE ON SMALLER RADIO STATIONS LIKE WHLM.”

PAUL RECOGNIZED THE SERVICE OF LOCAL STATIONS. CLICK HERE TO READ HIS ENTIRE LETTER.

PAUL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, WE WILL BE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE OUTCOME OF THE PERFORMANCE TAX.

UNFORTUNATELY, HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI HAS, FOR THE FIRST TIME, THROWN HER SUPPORT BEHIND A BILL THAT WOULD ABOLISH RADIO’S DECADES-OLD PERFORMANCE ROYALTY EXEMPTION. SHE’S VOWED TO “FIND A WAY FORWARD” ON PASSING A RADIO PERFORMANCE TAX. 

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- PERFORMANCE TAX UPDATE -

 

SO HERE’S A NEW IDEA…WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS RIGHT NOW IS A NEW BAILOUT…RIGHT? LETS PUT A NEW TAX ON SOMETHING AND THEN SEND MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO DON’T REALLY NEED IT.

...THAT’LL WORK.

THIS TIME THEY WANT TO PUT A NEW TAX ON EVERY SONG PLAYED ON THE RADIO…AND WHO GETS A PILE OF MONEY? HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS? GIANT RECORD COMPANIES. MOST OF WHICH ARE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES. WE’LL PAY ALL THE MONEY AND THEY’LL KEEP GOBS OF IT. GREAT.

--WHLM-FM UPDATE--

FOR OVER A YEAR NOW WHLM-FM ATTEMPTED TO GET A RESPONSE FROM PAUL KANJORSKI ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE TAX. WHILE THE NAB (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS) SUGGESTS YOU CONTACT PAUL, WE SUBMIT THAT WE HAVE TRIED DOZENS OF TIMES WITHOUT THE COURTESY OF A SINGLE RETURNED PHONE CALL FROM MR. KANJORSKI. SO THIS IS WHAT IT HAS COME TO…TAXING MUSIC? THIS NONSENSE WILL ONLY END WHEN YOU VOTE PAUL KANJORSKI O-U-T.

TAX OUR MUSIC? THROW THE BUMS OUT! 

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- PERFORMANCE TAX -

THE GOVERNMENT IS PUSHING FOR MORE TAXES, INCLUDING A PUSH TO RAISE TAXES ON A BRAND NEW PERFORMANCE TAX FOR EACH SONG YOU LISTEN TO ON FREE LOCAL RADIO.

HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA OVER ONE HALF OF THE HOUSE HAS SIGNED ON TO CO-SPONSOR H.R. 49 – OPPOSING ANY PERFORMANCE TAX. HOWEVER, LEGISLATORS WHO FAVOR TAXING US WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH HOUSE LEADERSHIP TO GO FORWARD WITH A VOTE IN THE FULL HOUSE.

WHAT IS EVEN MORE AMAZING IS THAT THEIR BILL WILL GIVE THE RECORD COMPANIES (3 OF THE 4 ARE FOREIGN OWNED) ALMOST 50% OF THE NEW REVENUE – HALF WON’T GO TO THE PERFORMERS!

HERE IS THE PENNSYLVANIA BOARD OF REPS WANTING TO TAX YOUR LOCAL STATIONS:

CHRISTOPHER CARNEY (D), KATHY DAHLKEMPER (D), MIKE DOYLE (D), PAUL KANJORSKI (D), PATRICK MURPHY (D), JOHN MURTHA (D), JOE SESTAK (D), AND TIMOTHY MURPHY (R).

THERE IS ONLY ONE REPUBLICAN ON THE LIST. I THINK HE IS A REPUBLICAN…I CALLED HIS OFFICE AND THE PERSON ON THE OTHER END WAS “NOT PERMITTED” TO RELEASE THE INFORMATION. I HAD TO SPEAK TO HIS PRESS SECRETARY, WHO SAID HE IS REPUBLICAN. WHEN I ASKED, “WHY SO MUCH RED TAPE TO GET A SIMPLE ANSWER?” SHE SAID, "HAVE A NICE DAY," AND HUNG UP! TIMOTHY MURPHY IS IN FACT REPUBLICAN, SO YOU SEE THEY ARE NOT ALL TAX AND SPEND DEMOCRATS.

PAUL KANJORSKI OFFICE UPDATE: AFTER SIX MONTHS OF INQUIRES, INCLUDING A PHONE CALL FROM REPRESENTATIVE DAVID MILLARD, KANJO’S PEOPLE HAVE FINALLY RUN OUT OF EXCUSES. HIS PRESS SECRETARY WOULD NOT COME TO THE PHONE OR RETURN AN EMAIL. AFTER HER LAST EMAIL THAT SHE APOLOGIZED IN AND SAID, “I WON’T FORGET YOU.”
LEE IACOCCA, THE FORMER CAR GUY, HAS A SOUND BITE FROM HIS NEW BOOK CALLED WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE. HE SAYS, “THROW ALL THE BUMS OUT!"

PAUL KANJORSKI
2188 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING / WASHINGTON, DC 20515
PHONE: 202-225-2301
FAX: 202-225-1844

YA SEE THIS IS THE PROBLEM, THE GOVERNMENT HAS FORGOTTEN ABOUT WHO THEY ANSWER TOO. IT JUST MAKES ME SICK. 

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- PERFORMANCE ROYALTY -

WE PUT THIS STATION ON THE AIR TO SERVE YOU BY PLAYING MUSIC…MORE MUSIC THAN ANY OTHER FREE RADIO STATION. WE FEEL THAT, IN THE INTEREST OF KEEPING YOU INFORMED, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT WE MAY VERY SOON BE FORCED TO STOP PLAYING MUSIC ALTOGETHER.

MANY OF YOU HAVE ASKED WHY WE DO NOT MAKE OUR STATION AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET. THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE: IT COSTS TOO MUCH. ROYALTY PAYMENTS TO RECORD LABELS MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR LOCALLY OWNED STATIONS TO AFFORD INTERNET STREAMING.

NOW, THE SAME PEOPLE WANT TO FORCE PERFORMANCE ROYALTY PAYMENTS ON OVER-THE-AIR MUSIC.

NEVER MIND THAT, WITHOUT RADIO TO PROMOTE THEIR MUSIC, NO ONE WOULD HEAR IT. RADIO PROVIDES FREE PROMOTION TO RECORD COMPANIES FOR THEIR PRODUCTS BY PLAYING MUSIC IN THE FIRST PLACE. MAKING RADIO PAY TO PLAY MUSIC IS LIKE TELLING A TRUCK DRIVER HE WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THE RIGHT TO HAUL YOUR STUFF FROM PLACE TO PLACE.

NOT ONLY WILL THIS NEW TAX MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO CONTINUE AS WE HAVE, IT WILL DO GREAT DAMAGE TO THE ARTISTS AS WELL. IT’S LIKE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WANTS TO COMMIT SUICIDE BY DESTROYING THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP MUSIC AND RADIO IN AMERICA HAVE HAD FOR OVER SIXTY YEARS. THIS RELATIONSHIP HAS MADE THE AMERICAN MUSIC INDUSTRY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL IN THE WORLD.

CALL PAUL KANJORSKI AND ASK HIM TO KEEP RADIO FREE AND STOP THE PERFORMANCE ROYALTY TAX. THE NUMBER IS 800-222-2346.

IT IS NOT OUR INTENTION TO ABANDON YOU. BUT WE MAY BE FORCED TO WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN IN WASHINGTON.
 

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- FINANCIAL CRISIS? -


WHAT IF THERE REALLY ISN’T A FINANCIAL CRISIS? WHAT IF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS HAS BEEN BROUGHT ON BY THE MEDIA BLOWING THINGS OUT OF PROPORTION? IF I SEE ANOTHER POLL THAT ASKS “WHAT’S YOUR CONFIDENCE LEVEL IN BARACK OBAMA,” I AM GOING TO SCREAM.

THIS ISSUE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BARACK OBAMA. ASKING YOU TO JUDGE OBAMA AFTER FIFTY DAYS IN OFFICE IS LIKE TAKING AN ASPIRIN AND EXPECTING THE HEADACHE TO GO AWAY…IMMEDIATELY. NO IT WILL NOT GO IMMEDIATELY…IT IS GOING TO TAKE TIME FOR US TO GET OUT OF THIS RECESSION, WHICH IS NOT THE WORST SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION.

IF YOU ARE OUT OF WORK AND/OR YOU ARE LOSING YOUR HOUSE, THEN THERE IS A FINANCIAL CRISIS…BUT NOT THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.

THERE ARE FINANCIAL POWER BROKERS THAT SIT AROUND A MONOPOLY TABLE, CALLED THE EARTH…BUYING AND SELLING AND SCREWING ONE ANOTHER TO WIN…AT MY EXPENSE AND YOURS TOO.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DO. PAY DOWN YOUR BILLS, CONSERVE ENERGY, AND DON’T LEAVE YOUR PAYCHECK AT WAL-MART BUYING JUNK YOU DON’T NEED. SAVE MONEY AND SPEND YOUR DOLLARS ONLY AT LOCAL PLACES THAT ADVERTISE AND SUPPORT LOCAL RADIO, AS HEARD ON THE WHLM STATIONS. AS LONG AS YOU HAVE US, YOU HAVE A VOICE IN THE COMMUNITY. SO CLING TO YOUR RELIGION, AND STICK TO YOUR GUNS.
 

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- BUY LOCAL -

THE WHLM STATIONS ARE LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED BY PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND TRUST. OUR FOCUS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON MAIN STREET NOT WALL STREET.

HOWEVER, MAIN STREAM MEDIA HAS DONE ONE HECK OF A NUMBER ON US ABOUT THE ECONOMY. CNBC, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND NETWORK TV THEY WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL GOING TO ECONOMIC HELL IN A HAND BASKET. AND THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT…WELL DON’T BELIEVE IT.

THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO. THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR INVESTMENTS IS TO BUY LOCAL TODAY.

IT IS A SIMPLE CONCEPT THAT WAS INTRODUCED THIS PAST SUMMER BY PENNSYLVANIA AGRICULTURE DIRECTOR DENNIS WOLF. HE PUT TOGETHER A PLAN, ASKING US TO BUY LOCAL PRODUCE, GROWN RIGHT HERE IN OUR COUNTY AND OUR STATE. DENNIS HAD A GREAT IDEA, ONE THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO MORE THAN JUST WHERE YOU BUY YOUR PRODUCE.

WHAT ABOUT WHERE YOU BUY YOUR CAR OR TRUCK, AND WHERE ARE YOU DOING HOLIDAY SHOPPING? REMEMBER, BUY LOCAL AND SHOP AT BUSINESSES LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED. YOU WILL BE INVESTING IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HELPING YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

KEEPING YOUR DOLLARS HERE AT HOME. BANK LOCAL, EAT AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS, SUPPORT THE PEOPLE THAT SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY ALL YEAR LONG. YOU KNOW THE BUSINESSES WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE SAME LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT SPONSOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, LITTLE LEAGUE, CIVIC CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS, FAIRS, PARADES, SCHOOL AND CHURCH ACTIVITIES.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! LITERALLY, WHEN YOU BUY LOCAL THE BUCK STOPS HERE!

THIS IS A WHLM EDITORIAL, LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK:


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-PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES-


THE BIG RECORD LABELS ARE TRYING TO SHAKE DOWN RADIO. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD RECENTLY ABOUT RECORDING ARTISTS TESTIFYING BEFORE CONGRESS ABOUT HOW THEY ARE IN NEED OF PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES FROM RADIO.

HERE ARE THE FACTS. IF NOT FOR RADIO, WHO WOULD HAVE EVER KNOWN ABOUT THESE ARTISTS? THEY WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SELL THEIR RECORDS IN THE FIRST PLACE WITHOUT RADIO AIRPLAY. NOW, BECAUSE THE RECORDING INDUSTRY HASN’T FIGURED OUT HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM INTERNET SALES AND DOWNLOADING, RADIO HAS TO PAY THE PRICE?

THIS IS LIKE TELLING A TRUCK DRIVER “YOU HAVE TO PAY US FOR DELIVERING OUR GOODS”! NOT MANY TRUCKERS WOULD PLAY THAT GAME.

THE PEOPLE WHO WILL PROFIT FROM SUCH A LAW ARE THE BIG RECORD LABELS. THEY WILL FIND A WAY TO KEEP THESE ROYALTIES FOR THEMSELVES, BY CHARGING THEIR ARTISTS EXORBITANT FEES FOR THEIR ROYALTY COLLECTION SERVICES. PRECIOUS LITTLE OF THIS MONEY WILL EVER MAKE ITS WAY DOWN TO THE ARTISTS. THIS IS A SCAM, PURE AND SIMPLE… A SCAM THAT WILL BE MADE INTO LAW BY OUR CONGRESS IF YOU LET THEM.

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE BIG RECORD LABELS ARE OWNED BY FOREIGN COMPANIES? SONY IS FROM JAPAN (THEY OWN COLUMBIA), BMG IS A GERMAN COMPANY (THEY OWN RCA), UNIVERSAL IS FRENCH, CAPITOL IS OWNED BY EMI, A BRITISH COMPANY. IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES, THEY ARE ALLOWED TO MONOPOLIZE THEIR TURF. AND THEY DON’T LIKE IT THAT UNITED STATES LAW FORCES THEM TO PLAY FAIR. THIS IS ANOTHER THINLY VEILED MOVE BY WORLD CORPORATE FORCES TO UNDERMINE OUR FREEDOMS.

A LOT OF RADIO STATIONS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET BY PLAYING MUSIC IF THIS PERFORMANCE ROYALTY IS ALLOWED. MUSIC STATIONS WILL DISAPPEAR FROM THE AIRWAVES. IF YOU WANT CONTINUED FREE ACCESS TO MUSIC ON THE RADIO, NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED.

CALL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. TELL THEM TO REJECT THE CALL FOR PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES FROM RADIO.

OR SAY GOODBYE TO MUSIC RADIO AS WE KNOW IT.

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