Photos by Paula M. Gould
A minute is a long time in radio. Doggie years. Forever. Mara Davis has just closed her mike and already she can feel the wave approach. She's announced the theme of her noontime "Out To Lunch Hour" request show -- song titles that are pick-up lines. Commercials are airing. "Here it comes," Davis says. Maybe 15 seconds have gone by and the phone lines are lit up. She hits a button on the console. "Z-93 Out To Lunch..." "Ooo Baby I Love Your Way," says a male voice at the other end of the line. "Do You Think I'm Sexy?" says the next caller, a woman who is five months pregnant. "Z-93..." It's a guy this time. "Do You Think I'm Sexy?" Davis isn't going to let him off the hook just like that. "All right," she says. "I'm sitting at the bar. My legs are crossed. And you approach me."