Radio: The Great Malarkey

The difficult distinction of being radio's most revolting personality has been won hands down in the past two months by an NBC character named The Great Malarkey. A loud-mouthed know-it-all with a noisome laugh, he breaks into two sustaining programs (Let's Fight, All Out For Victory) long enough to have his 200% American say about the war effort. His success as a listener-provoker has been provocatively virulent.

"Now don't get me wrong," confides The Great Malarkey. "I'm as good an American as the next guy. But . . ." This painful introduction prefaces The...

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