- Six states and the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with iHeart and Google for their part into a deceptive ad campaign that featured false endorsements of the Google Pixel 4 smartphone.
- What iHeart did that was so bad that they are on a 10-year FTC probation.
- iHeart’s efforts to cover up the story and the huge fine.
- How they put radio personalities in a position to lie or get fired.
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Previously: Townsquare’s Next Head Fake … Amazon’s Commercial Free Podcast Blitz … Only 2 Radio Groups are Profitable … iHeart Deal Buzz … Could Audacy’s Board Do a Disney CEO Firing? … Audacy & Beasley Destroy their Vegas Station Swap … Radio’s Role in Taylor Swift’s Success … A Recession Would Trip Radio Layoffs … Shakeup in Station Management … Townsquare Distances Itself from Radio… Audacy Burning Cash and Adding Debt …
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