Public Radio Day 2021 is on Monday, May 3, 2021: I listen to PBS (public radio) most of the time because it is the only intelligent radio?

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I listen to PBS (public radio) most of the time because it is the only intelligent radio?

Public radio is demonstrably biased in its coverage of many things, but I have to say that they are probably the most subtle of anyone about it. Listen carefully to the way that they ask questions to those that are interviewed. With a Democrat, liberal, or other person whose viewpoint they are sympathetic to, they ask open ended questions like "Tell us about" or "why". With those they don't agree with, they tend to ask closed-ended questions like "People say this about you, are they right" or "Isn't it true that?" Also, they seem to be very free with ascribing negative motives to people or causes without evident justification.

There are also numerous cases of political bias at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and its member stations.

question regarding radio station?

question regarding radio station?

Playing Music in Public.

The right to perform or play a song in public is one of the exclusive rights of the copyright holder. You will need to get permission or a license if you play music in public unless the music is in theory Public Domain the use of the music qualifies as fair use. But the line between what is private and what is public is complicated. Prior to the Music Licensing Act in 1998, some court cases have drawn the line and declared public uses of music to be copyright infringement unless licensed, as follows:

? Radio stations, bars, night clubs, and juke box operators;

? Hotels that play the radio for guests through speakers or headphones;

? Restaurants;

? Stores;

? Telephone intercom systems that play music while callers are on hold.

Now the Music Licensing Act draws the line between private and public in terms of the type of public establishment, the size, and the stereo equipment used. Restaurants and bars under 3,750 square feet or retail establishments under 2,000 square feet are exempt from paying fees for playing radio or TV broadcasts for their customers. Public places of any size that play radio or TV broadcasts are exempt from paying fees if they use no more than six external speakers (not more than four speakers in each room) for playing music. Public places that play CDs or hire live musicians (that play cover songs or copy songs) are still subject to being licensed for fees.

You can lose the private home exemption and be subject to a license if you charge anyone admission fees to listen to music.

Have Good Day :)

Don

what is NPR radio?

what is NPR radio?

National Public Radio is a non-profit company that provides news and arts programming to public radio stations around the United States. While they don't own or operate a single station, they do provide exclusive programming for two channels on Sirius satellite radio. Their marquee programs include Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk, Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation, Performance Today and their newest daily offering Day To Day.

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