We notice that the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has noticed a hearing for next Wednesday, October 24, at 10 am in Room 253 of the Senate Russell Office Building entitled "The Future of Radio". Although, we fear that the Committee has bitten off more than it can chew in tackling such a vast topic (and we want to know what they are taking if they can accurately pull this off), it would not surprise us or anyone else if at least a few of the witnesses – none of whom have been identified yet – testify as to the possible effect on radio of a performance right requiring payment of copyright royalties for over the air radio. This alone would make it worth attending the hearing or watching via the <>Commitee’s website.