Interep sues Clear Channel over radio contract

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Interep National Radio Sales, New York, filed suit in New York state Supreme Court against Clear Channel Communications, San Antonio, alleging the radio company breached a five-year contract to have Interep handle its national spot radio advertising. Last year, after announcing its plans to purchase AMFM, Dallas, Clear Channel said Katz Radio Group would become an in-house partner providing all national sales services. Katz also is listed as a defendant in the suit. Interep, which represents companies such as Infinity Broadcasting, claims in the suit it's due money advanced for ad contracts as well as relief from paying about $9 million to Katz for buying representation of Clear Channel stations that with the new arrangement Interep no longer represents.

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