Radio: Oracle of the Kitchen

In the last ten years the growling comments and resonant tones of Radiorator Fletcher Wiley have become as familiar to the ears of Southern California housewives as the hiss of boiling water or the whir of the carpet sweeper. Five days a week he has soothed them with friendly advice about household problems, stormed angrily against frauds on the market, chatted lightly on a variety of subjects ranging from the history of cinnamon to modern marriage.

Born E. Mclntyre de Pencier 44 years ago near New Orleans, French-Irish Fletcher Wiley was long a jack-of-all-trades:...

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