RADIO: Bandy's Revenge

Disk Jockey Bob Bandy of station WAPL, in Appleton, Wis., has always believed in direct action. In 1955 he walked through the streets in red underwear because the Braves lost the pennant. In 1958 he sat for 43 days atop the Hotel Balliet to promote a community youth center. Gaudy accomplishments, indeed —but would Bandy be ready when the really big challenge came his way?

It came last week. Howard Dorsey, president of KFMA in Davenport, Iowa, had offered Bandy a new job at what the disk jockey understood to be $250 a week (his old salary: $100). Bandy arrived...

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