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August 14, 2007
Dennis Wharton
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Mock Airplay Invoice Ramps Up Performance Tax Grassroots Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC – With lawmakers returning to their Congressional districts this month, NAB has sent a mock invoice to some 13,000 local radio stations, demonstrating the devastating impact of a performance tax.

The call-to-action mailer, which mockingly bills the recipient radio station for "the privilege of promoting the record labels music free of charge and lining recording industry executives' pockets," encourages local radio station operators to urge their member of Congress to oppose a performance task on local radio stations.

"Invite your member of Congress to visit your station, and show first hand how the performance tax will hurt your efforts to serve your local community," the mailer reads.

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The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at


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