The following article appeared in TV Radio Mirror, October 1964.
They are the "Joy Boys" of radio... watch them running to and fro... Willard Scott and Ed Walker, otherwise known as the "Joy Boys," conduct their program every weekday evening on WRC in Washington DC. With skits and satire, they present the silly side of life to their listeners. Together, they have developed a full repertoire of characters -- "The Sod Buster," "The Yellow Ghost" and "Miss Janitor."
Not only do the "Boys" work together, they each have their
own programs. Willard Scott assumes the title of "Mr. Music"
on his mid-morning WRC show. He also does a children's program,
"Bozo the Clown." Willard's favorite childhood game was "playing radio."
It paid off.
His most devoted fans are "my mother, my wife and my two kids." His other fans are always checking up on him. One day he met a doubting fan in one of his sponsors' restaurants. it was a good thing he did! "I came to see if you really ate in this place, like you say you do on the radio," said the suspicious fan.
Ed and wife Nancy have a home which resembles "a small, unpaid-for Rambler." Last Christmas, Ed bought Nancy an electric lawn mower. Nancy gave Ed a den, which she now uses herself, and they bought their youngest daughter, age two, a refrigerator. "Next year," exclaimed Ed grandly, "she gets a toaster."
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