Radio: Double Life

Ken Nordine is a fortunate fellow who enjoys double rewards for living a double life. Over national TV hookups, as a smooth-talking pitchman for deodorants, detergents and such (Stopette, Pamper Shampoo, Tunis), he earns, he figures, about $80,000 a year. But Nordine has his real fun and finds his real fans on his own show, which pays him practically nothing.

Chapter & Verse. Once a week, over WNBQ in Chicago, tall, hollow-cheeked Ken Nordine recites poetry to a late evening audience. Perched on a stool, with a stepladder full of books beside him, the...

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