FACTS & FIGURES: Quiet, Please


Commercial Control. A gadget to protect radio listeners from commercials was put on sale by Los Angeles' Gray Development Corp. The gadget plugs in at the radio's electric outlet and has a ten-foot cord leading to two pushbuttons. When the armchair listener hears a singing commercial which he would rather avoid, he presses button No. 1; the radio is cut off for 15 seconds. For a straight spiel, he pushes button No. 2, silencing the radio for 60 seconds. (The time interval can be adjusted.) Sales the first week: 1,000. Price: $2.95.

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