Radio: Yammer-Yammer

What many suffering listeners have wanted to do, one finally did last week. Mutual's program director, Charles Bulotti Jr., was relaxing at home, listening to dance bands over his network. He suddenly got fed up with the "yammer-yammer" of his announcers. Next day, in four sizzling pages, he told them to cut it out.

"People tune in dance bands to listen to music, not to be annoyed by gibberish from an announcer who is not prepared, either in script or in wit, to be amusing," he wrote. (What's more: no more gratuitous comment from bandleaders. Said Bulotti: "It sounds ridiculous to...

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