Broadcasting: Hour of Amateurs

Steve Labunski had never done hot line radio in his life, but when he took over New York City's top-rated Brad Crandall show on WNBC last week, he fielded stupid phone calls from listeners like a real pro. Over and over, of course, Labunski kept warning that "the views expressed do not necessarily refleet those of management." That was funny, since Stephen B. Labunski is the president of NBC Radio.

Thus continued the absurd ironies occasioned by the broadcasting strike that began two weeks ago: on the inside, a thin, red-eyed line of executives and management staffers making like performers;...

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