Radio: BBC in Dorian Mood

The London Star ran a cartoon showing a frail BBC selection committee studying scores and saying, "Remember, we must be fraightfully, fraightfully robust." British Broadcasting Corp. had decided that it was time for its crooners to get tough. BBC announced that henceforth it would turn a deaf mike to: 1) "any form of anemic or debilitated vocal performance by male singers"; 2) "any insincere or oversentimental style of performance by women singers"; 3) "numbers which are slushy in sentiment or contain innuendo"; 4) "numbers based on tunes borrowed from standard classical works."...

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