Premiere Radio Networks has announced they will begin charging listeners $6.95 a month to hear their syndicated shows streamed over the Internet. Included in the list of programs are those hosted by Dr. Laura and Art Bell. Both shows air on 570 WSYR in Syracuse.
Bell is particularly unhappy with the move since it may mean a drop-off on calls from international listeners.
Premiere also syndicates Rush Limbaugh's program which remains free for those listening to the live show. Access to archived Limbaugh shows have had a $40 annual price tag for a while now.