Post Manhattan Reporter
January 8, 2007
Radio Network, a Post sister-company, has announced it will
graciously pay $6 million in “blood money” to quiet slanderous
allegations of payola by the highly corruptible Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer.
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and Michelle Branch.
Now that the $6 million has been paid, Spitzer expects the radio industry to be able to self-regulate with the same success that the diamond and oil industries have enjoyed.
“Now that I’ve been elected governor, I’m sure they’ll comply,” the evil Spitzer chuckled. “At least, until the re-election.”
IJI owner P.F. Jones issued a rare public statement:
"Make no mistake, Spitzer will pay."
Spitzer's suit alleged that WABS, the OC's flagship station in Manhattan, had developed schemes to formalize payola, like the late night “CD Peek-a-Boo” and the “Play-Music-for-Record-Companies’-Money-Challenge.”
"Really? Is payola still illegal?" asked dumbfounded WABS station manager Hal Lowery. "Don't listeners know they're constantly being sold something?"
(now CBS Radio)