Gerard vs Bear is reporting that the FCC is "proposing! SHIIIT" to help get radio broadcasters off the payola hook.
While details of the Enforcement Bureau's proposal were sketchy, sources said that radio station groups would be required to set aside a certain amount of airtime for music produced independently. The radio groups also would agree to a code of conduct and an education program, the sources said. As part of the deal, the radio broadcasters would not admit to any wrongdoing.
Education? Codes of conduct? No more trips to see Nickelback live at Squaw Valley? Exoneration at a high cost for the Hinder-hugging-set. And all Pete Doherty had to do was write a hot single.
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