Prank Phone Calls
by Randall L. Whipkey
Last week, radio personality Joe J. of WSUM-FM's Morning
Wrecking Crew made five prank phone calls, one each day
Monday-Friday to a "victim" nominated by a friend or family
member. Joe J. used a different one of his voice characters
each day--one morning playing Grady Mullins--and played a
special prank on each target. One call informed the victim
that "six figures" were on the way from Printer's Clearing
House--six plastic statues of famous magazine people, that
is. From the radio log below, can you decide which voice
character Joe J. assumed and whom he victimized each a.m.,
and the phone prank he pulled on that person?
- The phone call Joe J. made to inform one victim that
Rte. 175 would be closed for six months and that the
person would have to walk two miles back and forth
between parked car and home didn't go to Bob or Louis.
- The Song Sung Wong voice wasn't the one used on Warren.
- The character Joe J. assumed to tell one target that an
overdue library book had accumulated $628.60 in fines
and would result in an arrest warrant if not paid wasn't
Ed A. Ward.
- The day after playing Mr. Rogerson to pull a prank, Joe
J. played the Rte. 175 closing prank.
- The character employed to victimize Louis was neither
Song Sung Wong nor Ed A. Ward.
- Bob wasn't the "prankee" when Joe J. asked a pizza
parlor employee for a different topping on each of the
six slices of the small pizza he was ordering.
- Ed A. Ward wasn't the voice in the Rte. 175 closing
- The day before fooling Alice, Joe J. used his Song Sung
Wong character to victimize another person.
- The day before he played his favorite character, Irv
Nusselbaum, in one prank call, Joe J. tried to arrange
for the delivery of a gift birthday goat to one
horrified apartment-dwelling victim.
- Joe J. used his Ed A. Ward voice one day before he
placed a prank phone call to Isabel.
- Bob, who wasn't Monday's victim, and the person who
heard Song Sung Wong on the other end of the line were
both nominated by their co-workers for the Joe J.
- Neither Alice nor Isabel had the calm Mr. Rogerson call
- When Joe J. called to order the special pizza, he wasn't
in his Irv Nusselbaum persona.
- The person who received the prank phone call about
getting a birthday goat wasn't Louis.
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