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Nottingham man told to pay 150 quid a year to listen to his radio alone!

A garage owner says it is unfair he has to pay for a music licence if he wants to listen to the radio at work - on his own.

Paul Wilson, whose garage is on an industrial estate near Ilkeston Road, Nottingham, received a call from the Performing Rights Society (PRS) in May.

The PRS said he needed a £150 licence if he wanted to listen to the radio at work as it was a public performance.

A PRS spokesman said he would review Mr Wilson's "lone worker" situation.

The garage owner was initially asked in a phone call from the PRS whether he had a licence and then received a follow-up letter.

"I didn't know what they were talking about and thought it was a joke at first," said Mr Wilson.

"Then I got a letter asking for £150 which I refused to pay. They told me if I did listen to a radio, I would be committing an offence and they were likely to send officers round to chec


Added: Oct-15-2008 
By: pheasantplucker
Tags: Radio, Nottingham, Ilkeston, licence, fee, wtf
Location: Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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