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The Nitty-Gritty Details

The Nitty-Gritty Details

In e-mails released by the New York Attorney General’s Office as part of Eliot Spitzer’s documentation for the Entercom lawsuit, a program director at one radio station complained about the practice of using a CD previews program to generate payola:
“The CD preview load for this weekend is crazy!! (…) people are hearing the same songs every hour or two. Are the few dollars earned with the CD previews worth killing our TSL on the weekends?”
Spitzer’s office alleges an Entercom executive responded:
“These are not optional. They come from corporate and generate millions of dollars for Entercom.”