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                                  STATEMENT OF

                        COMMISSIONER ROBERT M. MCDOWELL

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

   Re: Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, 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

   I am pleased to support these Orders, which adopt the consent decrees
   entered into between the Commission and each of the above companies. The
   Commission takes seriously its responsibility to enforce the law governing
   sponsorship identification. The allegations of payola being pervasive in
   the industry undermine public confidence in radio broadcasting and are of
   great concern to me. I am pleased that each company has agreed to
   implement a compliance plan and meaningful business reforms for the
   purpose of ensuring compliance with our rules. I am also pleased to hear
   that the companies have voluntarily committed to take additional actions,
   including collectively airing over 4,000 hours of programming featuring
   local and independent artists and endorsing rules of engagement regarding
   the interaction between their stations and record labels to improve the
   ability of new and emerging artists to have their music aired.

   I thank the Chairman and Commissioners Adelstein and Tate for their
   leadership on this issue.

                  Federal Communications Commission  FCC 07-29