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Radio Giants Agree to Payola Settlement

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Radio Giants Agree to Payola Settlement

Radio Giants Agree to Payola Settlement

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Federal regulators announced Monday that four major radio broadcasters, including Clear Channel and CBS, have "tentatively" agreed to pay $12.5 million in response to payola allegations against the commercial radio industry. They also agreed to provide more than 4,000 hours of free airtime to independent artists.