Wed Jul 5 09:13:43 EDT 2006
I Googled "Joe Smith" WMEX as you suggested and I did indeed get a page of
links. If you read the citations for each link carefully, though, you will
discover that only one suggests that Smith might have worked at WMEX. I
followed that link (to a CD on sale at Amazon.com) and I found nothing on
the Amazon page that confirms the suggestion that Smith worked at WMEX. He
may have done so, of course, but whether he really did remains very much in
Moral: Googling is an art that is much more complex and subtle than most
people believe. Let that be a lesson to all who think you can insert search
terms and obtain useful information from the number of "hits."
Dan Strassberg, email@example.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Kolakowski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Paul B. Currier" <email@example.com>;
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Donna Halper"
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: Joe Smith
> Hi Joe....
> If you "google" "Joe Smith" (in quotes) along with the word WMEX outside
> quotes, you will find several references to his 'MEX days
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul B. Currier" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Donna Halper"
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 7:45 AM
> Subject: Re: Joe Smith
> > I'd have bet the barn that Joe was never on WMEX - still would. Is the
> > testimony oral or written, ie a typo perhaps?
> > Does anyone on the BRI list actually recall hearing Joe on WMEX?
> > The wise old Vermonter used to say to believe none of what you hear and
> > of what you see and you'll come out about right.
> > Paul
> > Sandwich
> > Cape Cod
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Donna Halper" <email@example.com>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 8:10 PM
> > Subject: Re: Joe Smith
> > >
> > > >>Ed wrote--
> > > >> Donna, I have bound copies of "Hearings Before A Subcommittee Of
> > > >> Committee On Interstate And Foreign Commerce House Of
> > > >> Representatives...Eighty-Sixth Congress...Second Session On Payola
> > > >> Other Deceptive Practices In The Broadcasting Field." (Dates are
> > > >> January, February, March, April, May and August of 1960.) These
> > > >> 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
> > > >> Boston, because he was living in New York at the time. While in
> > > >> 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. Hurvitz.....email@example.com
> > >
> > > That's surprising, because the payola hearing reporting from all of
> > the
> > > newspaper accounts (Variety, Broadcasting, Boston Globe, Record,
> > > 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
> > > testimony that made the newspapers, and I am looking right at several
> > > them, all associated Joe with WILD. Go figure.
> > >
> > >
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