Left of the Dial Scandal


It appears that there is corruption at work in the one-would-think small stakes world of college radio playlists in the College Music Journal. (I recall in the mid-90s that a record issued on my label, which I knew for a fact had sold fewer than 300 copies, charted in the top 50 on CMJ.) CMJ has apparently taken to adding compilations it makes itself unbidden to station's reported playlists. This story from the East Bay Express is an encouraging sign that in a world of ballooning specialty media, it is the rare bit of chicanery that goes unexposed.