Hot 99.5 Rescinds Offer To Bobby Brown
March 2, 2007 at 12:29 PM (PT)
Earlier today, BOBBY BROWN apparently backed out of his "deal" with CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WIHT (HOT 99.5)/WASHINGTON morning stud KANE. In an on-air interview with host KANE, BROWN claimed HOT 99.5 was not responsible for his freedom. "You paid me some chips to be on your radio station. That's how it was," BROWN told KANE.
"We didn't pay to get you on the radio station, we paid to get you out of jail," KANE responded.
BROWN stated he was already out of jail when the station paid the funds. KANE then cornered BROWN over the deal. "So you snowed us through your attorney? You went ahead and you lied to us," he said.
So you snowed us through your attorney? You went ahead and you lied to us...
KANE said BROWN's attorney PHAEDRA PARKS informed the station he was still in jail when they brokered a deal. After being pressed on the matter, BROWN finally confirmed the station was responsible for getting him out of jail WEDNESDAY night.
When discussions turned to BROWN's expected arrival in DC, the singer appeared to throw into question his future role at HOT 99.5. "While you're in town next week you're gonna be a staff member of this here radio show and this here radio station," KANE said to BROWN.
"We're gonna talk when I get there. I like it better when I see people and we can interject," BROWN replied. KANE then questioned BOBBY on their agreement.
"I thought we agreed -- and our agreement was in writing, that you're gonna come and you're gonna be an employee of this radio station," KANE claimed.
"No that wasn't our agreement," BROWN answered.
KANE suggested they hash out the matter on-air, then BROWN hung up. You can check out the full KANE and BROWN conversation here.
Kane Rescinds Offer
Then, in perhaps the final act of this play, HOT 99.5 and KANE decided to rescind the offer made to BROWN. Both HOT 99.5 and BROWN’s attorney have mutually decided that this wasn’t in their best interest, and BROWN’s attorney has agreed to return the money to HOT 99.5.
“We thought we clearly communicated to BOBBY our intentions, but once we had him on the air this morning it was clear that we were not on the same page”, said KANE. “At this point we feel that there are better things we can do with the money locally, and we’ll use this weekend to figure out how we’d like to use the money, we’ll take suggestions from listeners on MONDAY.”