There was no "fight". The law is the law. The Statutory License did not allow REELRADIO to operate as a museum that allows you to select what you want to hear. Our AIRCHECK CHANNEL "continuous stream" was an attempt to comply with that license, but it does not meet our Purpose.
Our radio history should be accessible. It's great to tell stories about "the old days", but nothing beats hearing it for yourself.
Our non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operates a virtual museum - NOT an online radio station. Our Purpose is archival and educational. Our web site is presented under "Fair Use" provisions of copyright law. Those who have a legitimate, verified claim of infringement can request removal of the infringing material.
Your REELRADIO Board of Directors has decided on this solution to sustain our organization and continue the Repository project. We believe these classic radio recordings should be heard. You should be able to select any program, DJ, or station in the city and year you choose, and listen when you want.
Now is the time to show your support for our purpose. If your account has been expired for more than 30 days, you are welcome to join us as a new subscriber. Thank You.