Radio Activity (Mass Market Paperback)

By Bill Fitzhugh

HarperTorch, 9780380806379, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2005



When a DJ stops showing up for work at WAOR-FM, Rick Shannon moves back to Mississippi to take the night shift. No sooner than he settles into the job, Rick finds a mysterious reel of tape that just might explain what happened to the missing DJ. His curiosity piqued, Rick starts poking around and soon finds himself going down a road littered with extortion, arson, murder, and an FCC violation that makes Howard Stern look like a Cub Scout.

Before you can say "Stairway to Heaven," Rick finds himself wading through a swamp of suspects, including a tough divorcée who rents construction equipment, a former local beauty pageant queen (Miss Tire & Auto Parts), WAOR's general manager, and the president of a local personal finance company who has peculiar ideas about collateral and who just might be part of the feared Dixie Mafia.