Programming: The Executioner

The Internal Revenue Service probably does not know what to make of Bill Drake. How can he run a multimillion-dollar radio consulting service out of his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles? And that inflatable plastic armchair and the swimming pool in which it floats — are they taxable as luxuries or deductible as an executive suite?

Actually, the pool is just where Drake, who at 31 looks like a beach boy emeritus, gets his ideas. They are subsequently executed inside the $150,000 house. And executed is the word. He...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!