CNN Link another link Basically, the CRB has passed a motion that will increase the rate paid for songs streamed online. So much show that it would hurt public and non profit radio stations. Stations run by the likes of Clear Channel don't have anything to worry about. But if this does indeed happen, it would be a great shame as most public radio stations offer such eclectic and diverse range of music that commercial radio severely lacks. I'm from Philadelphia and one of the best radio stations in the whole country is WXPN, who currently has three distinct streams set up, would probably have to close down their online stations. Others include KCRW in Cali (whose Morning Becomes Eclectic is a personal favorite of mine), WFMU in Jersey City, or KEXP in Seattle.