$10 Million Payola Settlement in the Works?

There's an industry payola settlement, valued at about $10 million, on the table, USA Today reports.
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There's an industry payola settlement, valued at about $10 million, on the table, USA Today reports.

Under one reported proposal, Clear Channel, CBS Radio, Entercom and Citadel would make payments and other contributions, such as airtime, totaling $10 million, according to the account; they would also draft compliance plans spelling out unacceptable actions.

But the topic is in play and details may change, sources told the paper.

Also, Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., in a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, urged members to adopt tough payola restrictions and discuss the topic with FCC commissioners at this week's hearing.

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