Wednesday, May 02, 2007

They're trying to switch us off!

Just in case you're not aware, the future of Internet radio is on very shaky ground at the moment. I speak in my position as Programme Controller of Smooth Jazz and Uptempo Smooth Jazz. My position as a citizen of the United Kingdom is powerless as the situation is dependent on United States legislation (UK Internet radio is already pretty much unworkable).

Ari Shohat, CEO of Sky/DI has posted this message in his own DI Blog, which explains the situation in full and tells how - if you are a US citizen - you can act to change the situation before it is too late. You can also find out more at

Please take a moment to read up on the situation and then a moment longer to contact your congressperson. Don't assume that it'll all be OK. Two weeks from now ALL of your favorite Internet stations may no longer exist.


  1. Hello Jimi

    I have read your Blog and divide your concern. Here in germany my position as citizen is powerless too. I dont want to lose DI and SKY.FM but there is nothing else i can do.
    I hope the Judgement in US will stop that increase of the Royalty and keep the Stations alive.
    My Comment is:

    Your resident Listener

  2. Bruce Nazarian4:07 am, May 08, 2007

    Americans can contact their congresspersons by going to
    and clicking on the
    "Call Your representative"
    link to find out who to call to support H.R. 2060 - one quick phone message can make all the difference!

    Time to act!