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Dori's whistling challenge

A news story had Dori and producer Jake arguing over who is the best whistler, and planning a huge whistle-off Dori has now called his worst day of broadcasting in 18 years.

It all started when a story broke about a man in Portland, Maine who was arrested for his extra-loud, extra-annoying whistling around town.

The Portland Press Herald reported that Robert Smith, 32, walked the town every day, and whistled while he walked. But too-loud whistling is codified in the city's law as disorderly conduct. So the man was arrested and a judge ordered that he keep walking whenever he's whistling, never pausing in front of a business, or face further prosecution.

Dori couldn't resist boasting about his whistle. He even claimed he could make a living just by opening a "whistle shop" where he would charge admission so people could stand and listen to him.

Jake wouldn't let it go, and the ensuing contest left Dori humiliated; he couldn't get any noise out when he tried to whistle. It was a case of whistle-fright that left Dori sweating and nervous. But most of all, he was embarrassed at losing.

Listen to the full whistling debacle.

Jillian Raftery, KIRO Radio Editor
Jillian Raftery is an afternoon editor at KIRO Radio. She loves the neighborly vibe of the Pacific Northwest and spends as much time as possible outdoors.
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