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What You Have To Do To Get Audioslave on WKSS July 25, 2005

Posted by David Card in Media.
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Memo to would-be bribers: delete your emails. From the LA Times coverage of Sony BMG settling with Spitzer over latter-day payola:

    “Two weeks ago, it cost us over $4,000.00 to get Franz [Ferdinand] on WKSE. That is what the four trips to Miami and hotel cost . . . At the end of the day, [David] Universal added GC [Good Charlotte] and Gretchen Wilson and hit Alex up for another grand and they settled for $750.00. So almost $5,000.00 in two weeks for overnight airplay. He told me that Tommy really wanted him to do it so he cut the deal.”

    Another Epic employee who was trying to promote the group Audioslave to a Clear Channel network programmer asked in an e-mail:

    “WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET AUDIOSLAVE ON WKSS THIS WEEK?!!? Whatever you can dream up, I can make it happen.”

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