Joe Smith

Donna Halper
Tue Jul 4 20:10:28 EDT 2006

>>Ed wrote--
>>  Donna, I have bound copies of "Hearings Before A Subcommittee Of The 
>> Committee On Interstate And Foreign Commerce House Of 
>> Representatives...Eighty-Sixth Congress...Second Session On Payola And 
>> Other Deceptive Practices In The Broadcasting Field."  (Dates are 
>> January, February, March, April, May and August of 1960.)  These books 
>> contain the testimony of many of the Boston radio people and music 
>> industry people. Among the many is Joe Smith.  In the testimony he 
>> states he was at WMEX but his shows were being recorded from outside of 
>> Boston, because he was living in New York at the time.  While in  New 
>> York he was the general professional manager of Dominion Music 
>> Publishing Company.  This was in 1958 .   I know that these volumes were 
>> also in the library at Emerson when I was there, I graduated in 
>> 1965.  If you want more information from these books please let me 
>> know.   .........Edward M.

That's surprising, because the payola hearing reporting from all of the the 
newspaper accounts (Variety, Broadcasting, Boston Globe, Record, Herald, 
etc) all said Joe was at WILD at the time.  Is that incorrect?  Btw, I 
still teach at Emerson, so I can certainly check, but the transcripts of 
testimony that made the newspapers, and I am looking right at several of 
them, all associated Joe with WILD.  Go figure.    

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