With Congress bearing down and the F.T.C. getting ready to open hearings, the disk jockeys faced a lean future: no more cash off the record, no more palmy free vacations on the fly-now-payola-later plan, and for some, no more jobs.

In Manhattan, Superjock Alan Freed, already fired by WABC radio, lost his second job in two weeks, was sacked by WNEW-TV. Showing up for his final broadcast last week, Freed waded through crowds of sobbing teenagers, comforted them ("Now don't cry"), accepted a bound scroll from a group of record distributors in thanks...

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