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NBS gets invited on the radio!

July 17, 2007 11:33 AM

How exciting, I've been approached by a local radio station asking me to be on the air.  They want me on to do "ask the expert" segments.  Basically this involves chatting with the hosts about legal issues, and taking calls from listeners.  It sounded like fun, and I was so flattered.  And I was completely confident I could use the opportunity to catapult myself to broadcasting fame and became the next Nancy Grace.  As regular NBS readers know, combining legal skills, a black and white sense of justice, and histrionic behavior is well within my skill set.  No more boring days at the office.  I was on my way!

And then, the station told me that as "the expert" it would be appropriate for me to commit to $6,000 worth of paid advertising.  I was slightly shocked, because I listen to this radio station, and they do NOT tell their listeners that their "experts" pay to be on the air.  But she was quite clear: It was a quid pro quo.

How disillusioning!  And how dumb am I for being so naive about these things?

Comments

Well, gee, it's never occurred to me that an expert on the radio would have to pay to be there! Maybe that's normal business practice in the radio business, but it sure isn't widely advertised. Too bad, NBS, you would have been great on the radio.

Dr. Mabuse   ·  July 17, 2007 01:21 PM

Thanks Dr. Mabuse, I do think it would be fun.

Nasty, Brutish and Short   ·  July 17, 2007 09:01 PM