Former WBZ PD writes on how Dave Maynard became morning man

Kevin Vahey
Thu Feb 23 21:37:34 EST 2012

I just sent Donna a couple of Globe articles from 1960.

Prescott claimed he resigned - Westinghouse said he was fired as company
policy demanded it. Why Dave escaped even though he admitted accepting car
payments is not clear.

Others who admitted taking payola were Bob Clayton and Sherm Feller.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:18 PM, Dan.Strassberg <>wrote:

> And, IIRC, Norm Prescott, the big-voiced PM-drive guy, lost his WBZ
> gig as a result of that payola scandal. As you would imagine, though,
> guys with Prescott's talent did OK. I believe he wound up in New
> York--at WHN, maybe.
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>>>  This is exactly my recollection of events as well.  But it should
>> also be noted that Dave did the overnight shift on several occasions
>> during his WBZ career, and it may not have always been as a
>> punishment.  I also was mildly amused that Dave's involvement with
>> the payola scandals seems to have been totally forgotten -- he
>> admitted taking cash and gifts totaling about $7000 from record
>> promoters during the period from 1957 to 1959.  It was front page
>> news at the time.

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