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FCC Gives Final Approval Of Pandora’s KXMZ Purchase

Update 6/2: The FCC has given full approval granting the transfer of Hot AC “Hits 102.7” KXMZ Box Elder/Rapid City, SD from Connoisseur Media to Pandora Radio. In a supplemental pleading to the FCC as part of its Petition To Deny, ASCAP stated “that Pandora is motivated by obtaining the benefits of copyright licensing payment terms applicable to broadcasters rather than by a sincere desire to become a broadcaster; and that grant of the Petition could lead to the collapse of the collective copyright licensing system, to the detriment of copyright owners, the broadcasting industry, and American society in general”. The FCC responds that “ASCAP fails to establish any likelihood that the KXMZ(FM) acquisition would result in a court victory for Pandora. ASCAP’s pre...[Read More]