There's a morning radio show that airs here (and I'm sure there are plenty others that do something similar) that does something like this:
- Girlfriend/wife suspects boyfriend/husband is cheating
- While girlfriend is secretly listening, the radio show hosts call boyfriend pretending to offer a free romantic gift
- Boyfriend says to send gift to someone other than his girlfriend
- Girlfriend catches boyfriend, lots of on-air drama, etc
What I don't get is right before they call the boyfriend to trap him they ask the girlfriend something like "do we have your consent to put your boyfriend on the radio?"
Why is that? If this is about recording a phone call then wouldn't they already have permission to record everything once she consents (at least in one party consent states)? If something more is needed, what legal right does she have to consent on his behalf?