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Univision Settles $1 Million For Payola Suit

The federal government settled charges against Spanish-language media firm Univision Communications Inc. over allegations that some of its radio stations or employees secretly accepted payment to play some songs more frequently.

The $1 million settlement was announced by the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission, which has rules that bar broadcasters from taking undisclosed payments in return for airing radio or TV programming, a practice known as payola. Univision Radio agreed to limit the size of gifts, concert tickets or other payments that Univision stations and employees can receive and to regularly train employees about payola restrictions.

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