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                                  Federal Communications Commission FCC 07-28

                                  STATEMENT OF

                            CHAIRMAN KEVIN J. MARTIN

   Re: CBS Radio, Inc., File No. EB-06-IH-1109, Order

   Re: Citadel Broadcasting Corp., File No. EB-06-IH-1108, Order

   Re:  Clear Channel Communications, Inc., File Nos. EB-05-IH-0059,
   EB-05-IH-0144, Order

   Re: Entercom Communications Corp., File No. EB-05-IH-0033, Order

   The Commission has longstanding rules prohibiting payola. These rules
   serve the important purpose of ensuring that the listening public knows
   when someone is seeking to influence them or the types of music that they
   hear on the radio. As I have said before, the Commission will not tolerate
   non-compliance with its rules.

   In order to resolve the Commission's investigation into whether these
   license holders were violating applicable sponsorship identification laws,
   the four companies have agreed to implement various business reforms to
   ensure that their respective stations and employees do not violate the
   sponsorship identification laws in the future. They have also agreed to
   make significant contributions to the U.S. Treasury totaling $12.5

   Through this strong enforcement action that we take today, the Commission
   has provided clear guidance to licensees and sent a strong message that
   the practice of payola must stop for good.