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PDs Axed After Payola Allegations

PDs Axed After Payola Allegations

Clear Channel fired two employees and disciplined others after an internal payola probe found evidence of wrongdoing, the AP reported this week.
The New York Post identified the fired employees as PDs at WWPR(FM) in New York and San Diego’s KHTS.
The Clear Channel announcement came in a statement after an earlier settlement between New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and Sony BMG, which alleged that some Clear Channel radio programmers illegally took money to play certain recordings.
“Clear Channel said an internal investigation found two cases with evidence of wrongdoing, and those involved have been fired. … In other instances, Clear Channel said it found evidence of inappropriate conduct, and those involved have been disciplined,” AP reported.

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