'We have firm policies prohibiting payola...'

Entercom said in a statement this morning it is confident a court will "fully and fairly" resolve the claims of payola leveled against the radio group by New York State attorney general Elliot Spitzer’s office.

"Now that the Attorney General has filed this civil action," Entercom said, "we are confident that the issues will be fully and fairly resolved by the court."

The statement also said: "Entercom is a company that believes in playing by the rules and does so. We have firm policies prohibiting payola and requiring compliance with the federal sponsor identification rules and we enforce them. We have cooperated fully with the Attorney General's office in this investigation."