Howard plays the clever, crusading reporter, brother of district attorney Stephens. The brothers are constantly at odds over Howard's news-gathering methods, which tend to interfere with the wheels of justice. Among Howard's amazing tricks are a series of short-wave transmitters planted around the city enabling him to get scoops fast. This network helps him out when he is kidnaped by a big-time hood who's sick of his nosing around. A small army of ham-radio enthusiasts comes to his rescue.