WABC weekly surveys (was: WKFY)
Thu Aug 22 10:52:55 EDT 2013
"It also might be that some of the songs on the bottom of the list were what we used to call "paper adds"... Songs that were not being played but would appear on the survey to please the record promoter folks."
Rick Sklar would have committed suicide before doing anything to please record promoters. He took what had been common industry practices regarding record companies and promoters and turned them completely around. Rick's way of thanking the record companies was to wine-and-dine them on the company's yacht, not the other way around.
If you can find a copy of "Rocking America," Rick's professional autobiography, it's worth it just to read about some of the stunts record pluggers would attempt while trying to get their records aired on WABC.
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