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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 09:35 AM
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10. Improper use and disposal of label-supplied CDs and perks
Is the official story. My guess is that the new GM wanted to make this change regardless but knew that firing a union employee would be difficult so he used the 'violations of Wayne State policy' as the mechanism.

CDs sent to radio stations for airplay are technically still property of the label and are prohibited from being sold because, if they so chose, the label could ask for their property back at any time. One of the allegations against Martin Bandyke is that he took CDs sent to him, that were not put into airplay rotation, to used record stores and sold them for personal profit. However, his attorney said that he sold the CDs and bought music not supplied by labels to play on the station and that the former GM was well aware of that.

Another allegation is that he used concert tickets for himself that were intended to be listener giveaways. Most stations, mine included, have trade deals with presenters that make tickets available to staff and for listener giveaways but arrangements with labels are different and usually don't go through the marketing department. My station also has a policy that on-air hosts must report anything that they accept from a promoter or label to the GM.

I'm certain that Wayne State does have a policy against taking incentives or gifts from suppliers but that it wasn't enforced at WDET until the new GM arrived.
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  -What the hell happened to WDET? bif  Dec-14-05 07:37 AM   #0 
  - It's about time, as far as I'm concerned  SharonRB   Dec-14-05 08:01 AM   #1 
  - Talk, yes, but not exactly a clone  1gobluedem   Dec-14-05 09:00 AM   #2 
  - I love WEMU  bif   Dec-14-05 10:26 AM   #4 
  - Yes, that high school signal does interfere, unfortunately  1gobluedem   Dec-14-05 11:57 AM   #5 
  - What are the call station numbers and what time is...  butterfly77   Dec-15-05 01:23 PM   #11 
  - 101.9 FM  1gobluedem   Dec-15-05 01:45 PM   #12 
  - I am not employed  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Apr-12-07 03:11 PM   #23 
  - Looks like they kept Ed Love at least  Strawman   Dec-14-05 10:11 AM   #3 
  - I'm happy about it.  ajacobson   Dec-14-05 01:01 PM   #6 
  - I am thrilled about Democracy Now - but overall I am so sad  meganmonkey   Dec-14-05 04:25 PM   #7 
  - Me too  bif   Dec-14-05 09:51 PM   #9 
  - Democracy Now! Whooo Hooo!  CoCre8tor   Dec-15-05 04:17 PM   #13 
  - Welcome to DU, CoCre8tor!  meganmonkey   Dec-16-05 06:55 AM   #15 
     - Thanks!  CoCre8tor   Dec-16-05 10:21 AM   #16 
  - WDET  DemDeb   Dec-16-05 09:38 PM   #17 
     - Hi DemDeb  Mich Otter   Dec-17-05 11:32 AM   #18 
     - Hi DemDeb!!  newyawker99   Dec-23-05 11:00 AM   #20 
  - Something to do with some shady dealings between DJs and..  Mich Otter   Dec-14-05 05:32 PM   #8 
  - Improper use and disposal of label-supplied CDs and perks  1gobluedem   Dec-15-05 09:35 AM   #10 
     - Thanks for the info  bif   Dec-15-05 10:22 PM   #14 
  - thanks!  DemDeb   Dec-17-05 12:20 PM   #19 
  - OHHHH, THAT explains everything!  Montauk6   Jan-01-06 07:30 AM   #21 
  - I guess recent events merits a kick for this one. WTF???  Montauk6   Apr-12-07 01:10 PM   #22 
  - Well, I know my station has picked up some listeners  1gobluedem   Apr-16-07 11:29 AM   #24 
  - I just started listening and they changed it again  bif   Apr-25-07 04:18 PM   #26 
     - Yeah, they cut even more music  JustABozoOnThisBus   Apr-30-07 09:11 AM   #27 
        - That was Liz Copeland  1gobluedem   Apr-30-07 11:05 AM   #28 
           - Thanks for the name ...  JustABozoOnThisBus   Apr-30-07 11:58 AM   #29 
              - If you're west of Telegraph  1gobluedem   Apr-30-07 02:16 PM   #30 
                 - Maybe I got a new favorite station ...  JustABozoOnThisBus   May-01-07 08:58 AM   #31 
                    - Directional antenna works wonders  1gobluedem   May-01-07 09:34 AM   #32 
  - could care less, listen to 91.7FM when not listening to 1310am  gasperc   Apr-16-07 01:25 PM   #25 

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