The Radio Neutralizer - Lyin' Baloney

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

More Radio Legal Roundup

As reported last week, both SBS and Clear Channel are currently undergoing legal challenges.

In addition to the suit referenced Friday, SBS has settled most of a $3mm case brought to it by Amigo broadcasting regarding a morning show formerly in their employ. According to Amigo, SBS encouraged the show to breach their contract and jump over.

All of the settlement terms are not known, but reportedly SBS has agreed not to air the show in certain markets and to not use Amigo-developed promo items. They have not come to a conclusion regarding monetary damages, and that part of the case may still be determined by a judge.

In Miami, SBS has won a reveral of a $1.8mm judgment from 03 regarding a former employee.

In Washington DC, Clear Channel is contending with a $13mm libel suit against WWDC-FM (DC 101) morning man Eliot Segal. In this bizarre case, the (now former) manager of CC-owned Nissan Pavilion claims that Segal called him a "pu**y," a "spineless a**," "sucked donkey d**ks." and that he is "the best reason for a very late, late, late-term abortion."

In addition, after this very public feud commenced, the manager was terminated from his job. CC claims the termination was "simple downsizing" but Segal siezed on it and characterized it as something more.

It's unclear how Segal's action fits in with CC's "Zero Tolerance" policy in terms of on-air indecency, though as of today he's still on the air.

Where's Maloney on any of this? Does he not follow the radio business as closely as he would have you believe, or does he only post information regarding his "enemies" on the left?

3 Comments:

  • Here's a great pic on The Balone Code:
    http://www.beanmag.com/images/thebaloneycodecover.gif

    By Blogger WHT, at 9:03 PM  

  • Maloney's a one trick pony. My guess is that he's only after fame for himself, and has latched onto Malkin as a means to get there. And he's a liar.

    By Blogger Morse, at 11:09 AM  

  • Oh, please. If Maloney ever had an original thought, it would have to relocate to another, more welcoming neighborhood, before it died of its own pitiful solitude.

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 7:11 PM  

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