Radio: Happy Station

Manhattan's independent radio station WNEW, convinced that listeners want mostly music and news, has placarded buses and taxis with the promise that there are "no sob stories. . . no horror stories" on WNEW.

This week, to show its listeners what they were missing, and how glad they should be, WNEW was punctuating its station breaks with burlesque versions of soap operas and crime thrillers. Sample: "And now . . .Chapter 2025 of Barbara Babbitt, Girl Ranger. Yesterday, you'll recall, we left Barbara pleading with the district attorney for the life of Cuddles, her Oriental leopard. Meanwhile,unknown to either Barbara...

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