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                                  STATEMENT OF


   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

   Coming to the Commission, as I do, from Nashville, Tennessee - home to
   more than 80 record labels, 180 recording studios, and some 5,000 working
   union musicians - I have been particularly concerned by allegations that
   payola, or "pay for play," practices are prevalent in the commercial radio
   industry. I am pleased that, in consideration of the conclusion of our
   investigation into these allegations, each of the four companies has
   agreed to make significant contributions to the U.S. Treasury and
   committed to implement consequential business reforms to ensure full
   compliance with our rules.

   Artists and radio listeners should be even more pleased, however, by the
   voluntary, private agreement crafted by the companies and the American
   Association for Independent Music, a trade organization representing the
   independent music sector. Pursuant to this creative accord, born of good
   faith negotiations, the companies have agreed in principle to basic
   guidelines, "rules of the road" covering future interaction between their
   stations and record labels, which concentrate on equal access and
   transparency. They have also committed to provide 8,400 half-hour blocks
   of airtime to independent music, to the benefit of all. I challenge other
   radio companies to follow their example.

                                  Federal Communications Commission FCC 07-42