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Dick Summer Top 40
Streeter Click

He hasn't worked radio for twenty years. Yet, Dick Summer remains a well-known DJ. Recordings of his shows, his air checks, circulate, widely. His air checks play in college classrooms as examples of radio at its best: entertaining, intelligent, thoughtful and provocative.

Grub Street Top 40+

Forty questions, plus a few bubbling under, about Dick Summer, today.

Monday 18 April 2011

What is your current state of being?

Wise-ass.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

My lady, "Wonder Wench."

What is your idea of perfect unhappiness?

Dying young.

What is your greatest fear?

Doing all-night radio, again.

What historical figure do you most admire?

Steven Allen.

What living man or woman do you most admire?

My lady, "Wonder Wench."

What is your favourite non-domestic animal?

Microrobe.

What is your favourite domestic animal?

Dog.

What’s your favourite word?

Love.

What word do you most dislike?

Woe-be-gotten.

What’s your favourite cuss-word?

Fuck.

What trait do you abhor most in yourself?

Getting old.

What trait do you abhor most in others?

Hypocrasy.

What do you dislike most?

Bowflex commercials.

What do you like most?

My lady, "Wonder Wench."

What’s your biggest extravagance?

My airplane.

Whom do you love?

My lady, "Wonder Wench."

What’s your favourite food?

Spinach.

What do you value most in your friends?

Trust.

What’s your most favoured possession?

Airplane.

What do you think is the most over-rated virtue?

Chasity.

When do you lie?

I stopped lying a long time ago.

What living woman or man do you most despise?

Donald Trump.

When or where are you most happy?

In bed.

If you could change something about yourself, what would it be?

My legs.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

"Wonder Wench" is still smiling after 46 years together.

What do you think is the lowest depth of misery?

Betrayal by a loved one.

You find yourself in a bright, white room. What do you do?

Write on the wall.

Streeter Click is editor of GrubStreet.ca.

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