ON THE RADIO: With Harden and Weaver by Frank & Jackson Weaver with Ed Meyer Harden

ON THE RADIO: With Harden and Weaver

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Harden and Weaver, longtime partners in a popular morning-radio show for the Washington, D.C. area, reminisce about their solo and duo careers in this folksy little joint-memoir. Harden comes from Buffalo, chats about the early days of radio in small stations. Weaver comes from Georgia, does dialects and characters (he's the voice of Smokey the Bear), spent some time in early television--where the art of live commercials provided a few unintentional laughs. The authors offer anecdotes about on-the-air bloopers, about their penchant for ad-libbing around with commercial copy. They discuss their show's popularity. They mention their private lives, hobbies, etc. (The only curious items: Weaver is a Jehovah's Witness; Harden was once arrested--mistakenly, he says--as a prostitute's ""John"") And they provide small samples of their radio skits--which pose no threat to Bob & Ray. Of strictly local interest, then, and a strange choice for mainstream publication.

Pub Date: July 22nd, 1983
Publisher: Morrow