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Why should owners of radio stations be protected from liability with respect to defamation? If you can't be a responsible broadcaster, maybe you shouldn't be in the broadcasting business. Corporate ownership leads to less diversity and localism and multiple ownership reduces competition. As neomaxcom points out, corporate ownership also makes radio owners less accountable for the garbage they broadcast. Local owners would be much more responsible and would probably be better at identifying good music.
Just like national parks, the public owns the airwaves. Public parks have all sorts of rules, including rules that inhibit free speech. The law provides that the airwaves be used in the public interest, not that corporations should have complete freedom to do whatever they like. As an individual you have free speech, as a broadcaster you should have responsibilities.