Friday, February 15, 2008February 15, 2008 | Inside Radio| Police in El Dorado, Arkansas arrested Monnie Dodd, a DJ at KLBQ-FM (98.7) charging him with computer fraud and with selling unauthorized recordings on eBay. The Arkansas DJ was arrested for allegedly selling unauthorized recordings on eBay. Police claim Monnie Dodd — better known as Dan Murphy on KLBQ 98.7 — used his position as a DJ to get radio programs and sell them on eBay with an account set up in his ex-wife’s name.
El Dorado Disc Jockey Busted
Source: El Dorado News-Times A local radio disc jockey wasarrested by El Dorado police this week for allegedly using equipment and materials at his job to illegally download recordings and steal his ex-wife’s identity to sell the recordings on a popular Internet auction website.
Monnie Leon Dodd, 48, of 1409 W. Hill, was served Wednesday withwarrants for unauthorized copying or sale of recordings and computerfraud. Dodd had a recommended bond of $10,000. He is scheduled for a first appearance hearing at 1:30 p.m. today in Union County District Court.
Bobbie Corker told police on Jan. 21 that Dodd, her ex-husband, had fraudulently used her name and home telephone number to open an accounton eBay on Jan. 5. Corker said she learned of the account after she was contacted by a company in New York, and she later discovered that Corker was selling unauthorized recordings on eBay. Dodd worked as a DJ for local radio station KLBQ and used the call name "Dan Murphy." He allegedly burned onto CDs musical programs that were sent to KLBQ from distribution companies in New York. "The programs would be something like the Grand Ole Opry, and they send them to radio stations, and in exchange, they’re supposed to play commercials so many times per program," El Dorado Police
Detective Jamie Morrow explained.
Morrow said that once the programs have aired, radio stations are supposed to destroy the digital recordings, but Dodd allegedly burned the programs onto CDs and auctioned them, along with the radio programs’ cue sheets, on eBay.
Morrow said he was uncertain how many CDs and cue sheets Dodd sold on the website.
While being questioned by investigators, Dodd denied committing the crime, Morrow said.
Unauthorized copying or sale of recordings and computer fraud are both Class D felonies, punishable by up to six years in prison and/or fines of up to $250,000 and $10,000, respectively.