Report: Latin Stations Targeted In Payola Investigation

Latin radio stations in Texas appear to be among those being investigated in an ongoing FCC probe into payola allegations.

According to the McAllen Monitor, Spanish-language stations in the Rio Grande Valley have received letters of inquiry as well as had meetings with FCC investigators to discuss whether station personnel have been involved in pay-for-play.

The report couldn't confirm whether the Texas probes are part of a wide-ranging FCC investigation, launched in October, of payola allegations made by former Fonovisa promotions VP Daniel Mireles. But Entravision Radio, owner of KNVO-FM Jose 101.1 and KKPS-FM Que Pasa 99.5 in McAllen, reportedly released a statement to the paper that "We're one of a number of broadcasters who have received letters from the FCC on this matter."

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