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May 7, 2020 8:20 am  #1


Buffalo Radio & The Payola Scandal

A pretty interesting article in the Buffalo News looks back on radio in that city in 1954 and a bizarre plan to somehow legitimize payola. It didn't fly, although the revelation that a program director was fired for allegedly considering taking money in a pay-for-play scheme didn't happen until around the year 2000 is astounding!

There are also some great and vintage pics and ads from the era that anyone curious about radio history will find fascinating. 

Buffalo radio says (mostly) no to payola in 1954