Honest Dick Smith Dies

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Sat May 21 00:06:56 EDT 2011

On 5/20/2011 9:33 PM, Donna Halper wrote:

> If you were here during the height of AM top-40, you recall that there 
> were the medium-market stations, in secondary markets, that could 
> really drive a hit and bring it to the attention of the bigger 
> stations in Boston and Providence.  In the 60s and early 70s, WORC was 
> one of those key medium-market stations.  I have some top-40 surveys 
> from the station, and it was considered fairly important for record 
> promoters.  Honest Dick Smith was the guy who was the music director 
> of WORC and without his airplay, songs often did not make the leap to 
> Boston radio.  I was music directing in college radio during 
> 1968-1970, and I absolutely remember keeping an eye on what stations 
> like WORC were playing.

Does "Honest" Dick Smith mean that he didn't take payola?

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