Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 3, 2009

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Detroit News:

TV station WADL severed its relationship with host Mildred Gaddis after reports that she was charging $1,000 to interview candidates for Detroit city council on a "Meet the Candidate" series. WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)'s Steve Wilson reported Thursday that the station, citing "unauthorized payments" to interview subjects, cut ties with Gaddis, the popular WCHB-AM (1200) morning host known for her crusades against corruption in the city. Wilson's reports revealed that that Gaddis charged 14 candidates for interviews that ran on WADL (Channel 38) in a series that appeared to be a public affairs program and was not identified as paid programming. Wilson interviewed WADL station management, who said Gaddis was not paid to appear on the programs, but made money selling ads for the shows and being paid by those she interviews... Gaddis cut from WADL after charge of pay for play (Fri, 7/3)

 

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