Radio: Schmalz

In Hollywood's Chapman Park Hotel, Barbara Jean Redd, 18, and Gene Curtsinger, 35, told 400 twittering spectators and (they hoped) a million radio listeners how love had come to them. Ten minutes later, after a quick wedding, they were back in front of the mike again to tell how they felt now. For this surrender of privacy, Barbara and Gene had been lured by the prize of thousands of dollars' worth of gifts and selected from 200 competing couples. The show: ABC's newest and gooyest: Bride & Groom.

The Curtsingers spent their wedding night...