Radio Companies Negotiate Over Payola Fines

Four major American radio companies – Clear Channel Communications Inc., CBS Radio Inc., Entercom Communications Corp. and Citadel Broadcasting Corp – are negotiating with the FCC over fines for illegal pay-for-play practices. “Some of the radio companies have proposed fines of as much as $1 million. However, at least one FCC commissioner, Democrat Jonathan Adelstein, is pushing for penalties that could exceed $10 million per company.”