1962 – Troubled rock ‘n’ roll DJ Alan Freed leaves his job at Miami’s

DJ Alan Freed

1962 – Troubled rock ‘n’ roll DJ Alan Freed leaves his job at Miami’s WQAM to testify at his payola trial in New York. Freed pleads guilty to receiving $2,000 in 1958 in return for playing records from Cognat Distributors. He is given a $300 fine and six months’ probation.

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