Alvin Tinamou took to the airwaves this morning to dispute a claim that he paid some of The Park’s media outlets in exchange for their participation in Month Without Metaphor.
The publisher of the Avian Messenger and one of the organizers of the annual media event went on CLucK Radio at eight o’clock this morning to, as he said, “flatly deny” the claim made by the gossip side headsNtales.
“At no time did I even entertain the idea of offering compensation for participation,” Tinamou told interviewer Mayumi Manok.
Tinamou admitted he was worried about the participation numbers, but he told Manok that since Mammalian Daily managing editor Orphea Haas acquiesced to the pressure to name her reporters, “a large number” of media outlets had signed on.
“We’re not yet up to last year’s numbers, but we’re confident that we’ll get there,” Tinamou said.
As for the claim of compensation for participation, headsNtales co-founder Hortencia Guacamayo says she stands by her story.
“Tinamou can sing whatever song he chooses, but we have the facts and we can prove them,” she says.
CLucK Radio is owned by AVN Media, a Park-based media corporation whose holdings also include AVN Radio, and The Avian Messenger.