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   July 26, 2010 Jen Howard, 202-418-0506



                          "PAY-FOR-PLAY" INVESTIGATION


   FCC Settlement Requires Univision to Adopt Significant Business Reforms to

                 Ensure Future Compliance and Protect Consumers

   Washington, D.C. -- Today, the Federal Communications Commission's
   Enforcement Bureau released a Consent Decree entered into with Univision
   Radio, Inc. to resolve allegations that Univision radio stations or their
   employees secretly accepted payment from a record label in exchange for
   the radio stations giving more frequent airplay to the label's artists,
   without making the disclosures to listeners required by section 507 of the
   Communications Act.  In a companion criminal action, a federal district
   court has accepted the plea of Univision Services, Inc. to charges filed
   by the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ"), based on the same facts.  The
   FCC and the DOJ coordinated their respective investigations and
   enforcement actions. 

   "Payola -- the idea of pay-for-play -- misleads the listening public,"
   said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. "This agreement with Univision
   underscores the FCC's focus on consumer protection and our commitment to
   ensuring that broadcasters play it straight with the public."


   As part of the FCC settlement and the DOJ action, the Univision companies
   will pay $1 million to the U.S. Treasury.  The FCC-Univision Consent
   Decree also obligates Univision to implement certain business reforms and
   compliance measures designed to ensure future compliance with the
   Commission's rules.  Key provisions of the settlement include:

     * General prohibition on Univision stations and employees exchanging
       airplay for cash or other items of value, except under specified
       conditions, and provided that such exchanges comply with sponsorship
       identification laws;

     * Limits on the size of gifts, concert tickets, and other valuable items
       that Univision stations and employees can accept from record labels;

     * Appointment of a Compliance Officer and regional Compliance Contacts
       responsible for monitoring and reporting company performance under the
       settlement; and

     * Regular training of programming personnel on payola restrictions.

   FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Michele Ellison stated, "Broadcasters play a
   critical role in educating and entertaining the public and along with that
   special role comes some fundamental obligations.  We will continue to work
   with other government agencies, including criminal law enforcement
   authorities where appropriate, leveraging all the tools at our disposal to
   protect consumers and prevent them from being misled." 

   The FCC's Media Bureau concurred in today's settlement, and the FCC's
   Office of Inspector General coordinated with DOJ on the criminal

   Action by the Enforcement Bureau of the FCC on July 26, 2010, by Order


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   This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the
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   See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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