This book really gets down to business- no glamorizing, generalizing, hocus pous, but the bare bones of how to write for radio. Techniques, development of tools, narration devices, dialogue, taboos, sound devices. He discusses the various types of commercial drama, public service drama, variety show sketches, documentaries, radio poetry, syndicated material for local stations, continuities, women's serials, children's programs, local interest play-ups, etc. This is not a book for someone who is green about writing to sell, but rather a practical book about how to change your pattern-develop new tools. The final section deals with format, rights, and so on. The main text is followed by a script for Macbeth on the Air. And the instructions and suggestions throughout are illustrated by bits from actual bits of radio writing. Glossary.