Radio: What Do You Hear?

All radio men should have their ears examined. Such is the recommendation of Franklin Y. Gates, acoustics expert at Salt Lake City's station KSL. Expert Gates has grounds.

Few months ago, the office atmosphere around KSL was tense and strained. One producer was finding the violin's E string unbearably harsh. Another was continually having arguments with the sound engineer. One station employe kept beefing about the sound effects. Mr. Gates examined the hearing of the entire staff.

His findings, reported last week: of 44 station employes, 23 had normal hearing; eight had abnormally acute hearing in one ear; one was abnormal in both...