Religion: The Schlockministers

Toward sundown. Announcer Paul Kal-linger hunches on the edge of a straight-backed chair, unplugs his mellifluous bass voice, lets it pour into the microphone. "How do you do? How do you do? How do you do? If you've just joined us. we're sure glad to have you out there listening to our program—Gospel Request Time." The first request is a hillbilly item called / Saw the Light, and when it is over, Kallinger uses the light for a transition into a five-minute commercial: "I hope many people will see the light tonight and ask...

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