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Attention: Important Broadcast Information
Voice Venture Media to cease operation of A1 Country Radio Network
First, Thank you so much for the love, support, and dedication that many of you
have shown to us over the years. We couldn't have done any of this without
you, our listeners.
On January 1, 2016, streaming broadcast royalty rates for all internet
broadcasters went up tremendously. Many networks and streaming stations like
those that reside on the A1 Country Radio Network were forced to close their
While we have done everything possible to continue to stream our stations, we
too are now forced to shut the doors on our internet streaming network.
The decision was not an easy one, however given the fact that our cost to
operate went up by thousands of dollars at the beginning of this year due to the
increased royalty rates, we now find it financially impossible to continue the
broadcast of our network internet stations.
We have tried many cost saving measures over the past few months, but it
seems that in the end, big business wins. I could go on and on about why and
how our industry has allowed this to happen. I however will not put you through
my personal thoughts and opinions. I'd rather leave this as a pleasant farewell.
The many memories that you have helped make with us through the years will
never be forgotten.
May the A1 Country Radio Network rest in peace...for now!
February 9, 2009 - May 3, 2016
While our stations may still be heard on some platforms, They soon will go
Rodney Wright
President, Voice Venture Media Radio Properties