"I figured a quiz show is educational. [Management] bought the idea; well, sort of. Listeners loved it.
"'Mouth to Ear' had about
double the numbers of any music hour," says Dick, "The PD
thought I was ruining his format. Go figure. I was gone."
Guests on this episode of "Mouth to Ear," are comic, Pat Cooper, and Barbara Summer, who tries to help caller, Barry Manilow, answer a question.
"Barry Manilow," says Dick, "is yelling, 'Don't hang up, don't hang up,' when I take his call because he'd called the Friday before and the producer thought it was a put on [and hung up on him]."
The aircheck is from a late December or early January, c. 1978-1981. Dick Summer began his career at WROW, in Albany, New York, in 1956. His work at WISH, in Indianapolis, Indiana, WBZ, Boston; WNEW, WNBC and WYNY, all New York City, is legendary.
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