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Payola Still a Radio Reality

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Payola Still a Radio Reality

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Payola isn't new in radio, and this week's reports of a $12 million settlement between the FCC and four major radio companies suggest that pay for play may be alive and well.

Guests:

Jonathan Adelstein, FCC Commissioner

Marc Fisher, Washington Post columnist; author of Something in the Air

Maurice Bernstein, president and CEO of Giant Step Records, an influential music marketing firm hired by record companies to market artists on independent and major labels