Sunday, February 12, 2006
BROADCASTERS INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY!
Hundreds Of Stations Under Investigation By FCC In Payola Investigation.
Adelstein threatens the loss of stations' licenses through this investigation, saying, "I can't believe that radio stations are putting their licenses at risk. It seems to me they thought the FCC was asleep and they shot someone in front of the policeman. The policeman is obligated to act when evidence is so clear." He added, "While it's highly unusual for the FCC to pull licenses on first violation, depending on the severity that is one option that is available to us. These are criminal matters as well."
Commissioner Adelstein revealed that he has been in regular contact with Spitzer lately, and wants the FCC to handle the investigation, as opposed to just Spitzer and the state of New York. "We have a responsibility to get to the bottom of this. It's important that the FCC does its job and not let the states do it for us," he said.
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