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Jesse Jackson, Sharpton tiff over Katz exec

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A fight is developing between two major civil rights leaders about Katz Radio Group President Stuart Olds being included in a Martin Luther King Jr. forum this week being sponsored by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

The Rev. Al Sharpton--who in 1998 publicly disclosed a Katz Media training memo for WABC radio urging managers sell against minority media in part by suggesting advertisers were reaching "prospects, not suspects''--said Jan. 11 that Katz had never disclosed the memo's writer or any resulting disciplinary action and therefore the company's inclusion on the panel gives the company an undeserved "perspective of legitimacy'' on minority issues.

For the rest of the story, click here.Copyright January 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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