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REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan
(DC) Controversy over growing popularity of shock radio, disc jockeys who purposely offend listeners, examined; WWDC's "Greaseman" cited as ex. Portions of bdcsts. heard. ["GREASEMAN" - describes taunting John Spenkelink until his execution in Florida.] [PEOPLE - like Greaseman's appeal to vulgar, sick side of society.] Disc jockey Howard Stern's attack on ethnic, religious and soc. groups described, illustrated. [STERN - describes those offended by his "lesbian dial-a-date" routine.] [GREASEMAN - notes shock radio is business] [Radio consultant Jhan HIBER - equates shock radio disc jockeys' popularity with Howard Cosell.]
REPORTER: Judd Rose
- Rose, Judd;
- Sullivan, Kathleen
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