Former WBZ PD writes on how Dave Maynard became morning man

Kevin Vahey
Fri Feb 24 00:41:06 EST 2012

Donna did you get the files?

The WBZ GM flat out said anybody involved in payola would be fired under
Westinghouse policy and yet Dave wasn't.

Dave also had a very popular TV show on Saturday afternoon which was
'bandstand' format.

Dave must had proof that some Westinghouse bosses were involved as well.

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 12:04 AM, Donna Halper <> wrote:

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> On 2/23/2012 9:37 PM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
> 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.
> Joe Smith was also involved in the payola scandals.  Bob Clayton was known
> for his squeaky-clean reputation and seemed to suffer no consequences.  Mac
> Richmond and Mel Miller of WMEX were caught up in the payola story too.
> But Maynard's situation has always mystified me, as by all accounts, he
> took more gifts & cash than most of the others, yet nothing seemed to
> happen to him as a result.

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