Bobby Brown has finally found a way to get back on the radio: After being arrested earlier this week in Massachusetts for not paying child support, the singer was released yesterday when a radio station ponied up the $19,150 he owed:
Hot 99.5 FM, which broadcasts in the Washington D.C. area, intervened following on-air discussions and two days of negotiation with Brown’s attorney, the host of the station’s “The Kane Show,” told The Associated Press.
“In exchange for the money, he agreed to be an employee of our radio station for one week,” where he will discuss what he did wrong and how he could turn his life around, said host Kane, who goes by one name.
It may seem like an altruistic act, but we think spending another night in a Suffolk County Jail is preferable to doing time at a radio show, where Brown will presumably be asked to suffer any number of indignities, which include: Playing the slide-whistle during the “Matty’s Morning Bloopers” sketch; serving as a celebrity judge for the interns’ weekly wet t-shirt contest; and answering the request lines while “Mr. Telephone Man” plays in the background.
Radio station: We sprang Bobby Brown from jail [AP via CNN.com]