Television: What Makes Howard Spin

Howard Miller, 40, a balding Chicagoan, does not sing, dance, act, play a musical instrument or even tell fortunes, but last week no fewer than 40 advertisers waited in line to sponsor whatever few minutes they could get of his 6:30-to-8 a.m. show on Chicago's independent WIND. Miller is the outstanding specimen of a once meek breed that has inherited the world of U.S. radio: the disk jockey.

From WABC to WXYZ, wherever a kilocycle turns a profit, more than 5,000 smooth-talking, hard-selling pitchmen spin the phonograph records that make radio go round, plus...

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