Radio: The Ultimate Drool

Most radio announcers start out as fairly normal people. It takes years of hard work to reach the required high cultural level. Last week aspiring announcers got some helpful hints from The Radio Announcer's Handbook (Rinehart; $4). Author Ben G. Henneke, director of radio at the University of Tulsa, says that one of the most important things is "a sound voice in a sound body." Some very important skills: 1) "ad libility," 2) ability to express "the entire gamut of thought and feeling." Some Handbook aids to ad libility:

¶ "Incongruous juxtaposition of words. ... To say a 'duck's derriere is drooping'...

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