Friday, October 14, 2005

Payola Fallout

Donnie Michaels, Payola Pimp

Donnie Michaels, former FLY 92 program director, must be getting a little hot under the collar right about now. Michaels, Eliot Spitzer's payola poster boy, now works at Clear Channel's WHYI in Miami; earlier this week the media giant canned two radio managers implicated in the SONY BMG pay for play scandal ---and you know they've been taking a close look at Michaels.
Donnie's (Donnie???) exploits at Albany Broadcasting were chronicled in just about every news story about Spitzers's case, and it's fair to wonder if he continued taking goodies after moving to Miami.

If you ask me, there's no penalty severe enough to punish someone for playing J-Lo records on the radio.