Radio Pay-For-Play Scandal May Be Biggest Ever

Sources at the Federal Communications Commissions are saying that the current investigation into “payola” – the illegal practice of paying radio stations or DJs in exchange for airplay – may be the largest such operation in American history. “Several of the largest radio conglomerates in America – the corporate owners of FM radio stations across the nation – are within the scope of the FCC probe, which was triggered by the two year long pay-for-play investigation by [New York Attorney General Eliot] Spitzer.” Hundreds of individual stations across the country and the record companies representing some of the world’s biggest pop stars are also being probed.