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Radio Stations Stop Internet Broadcasts

April 22, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of commercial radio stations have stopped streaming their broadcasts over the Internet, citing a dispute with advertisement actors who want to be paid extra to have their voices played online.

Once the domain of computer geeks, streaming audio Webcasts drew 35 million home Internet surfers in December, compared with 21 million a year earlier, said Jennifer Fran of Nielsen-NetRatings, an Internet traffic-measuring company.

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