Cumulus has gone to court seeking $1 million from former syndicated radio personality Michael Baisden alleging an “accounting error” led it to accidentally overpay him $66, illness 667 for 15 months. Baisden’s syndicated radio show abruptly ended in March 2013 after Baisden claimed he was “locked out” by Cumulus Media Networks during stalled contract negotiations.
In a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Dallas, medicine Cumulus alleges Baisden and his production company were aware of the excessive payments and never alerted Cumulus of the mistake. Since being contacted by the company, sickness Baisden has “steadfastly refused to return the overpaid amounts.” Allowing him to keep the cash would be a “gross inequity and would be unconscionable,” despite the network’s clerical error, the complaint argues. Cumulus is asking the court to not only return its money but also award interest and legal fees. Baisden has not yet responded to the suit.
While rumors of a return syndicated radio persist, Baisden has yet to make a return to radio.