ON AND OFF THE AIR:
* A two-part radio documentary about breast cancer, concluding on tonight's edition of "Soundprint" (at 6:30, WJHU-FM 88.1), is also being made available by mail on cassettes. "Soundprint" is produced at WJHU and airs nationally on stations of the American Public Radio network.
The programs include: "Breast Cancer: A Primer," which aired last week, and "Reaching for Power Through the Pain," which can be heard tonight.
The first show explores the newest medical research and treatment options, while the second includes profiles of women who have dealt with the disease, including poet Audre Lorde, who wrote "The Cancer Journals," the first book about breast cancer by a black woman.
For cassettes of both programs, at a cost of $15, send a check or money order to: Soundprint Cassettes, 2216 North Charles St., Baltimore, 21218.
* On a somewhat less serious radio band, a weekend talk show on WCBM-AM 1300 is scheduled to raise the question of whether Maryland may be home to our own Bigfoot.
The show is "21st Century Radio's Hieronimus & Co.," with host Bob Hieronimus and airing at midnight Saturday. Anglers and hunters in Maryland are scheduled to offer eyewitness reports of a hairy, ape-like creature that has often been seen in the mid-Atlantic states.
* Joe Garagiola was a better baseball player than he has ever let on, but it is still most appropriate that he is getting into the Hall of Fame this weekend for his contributions to the game via broadcasting.
On Sunday the co-host of NBC's "Today" is receiving the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award -- which was the reason, of course, that today's edition of "Today" was on-location at the baseball shrine in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Garagiola did NBC's "Game of the Week" telecasts for 27 years, among other sports-oriented broadcasting.
* Royal watchers, take note! Basic cable's Lifetime network is pre-empting nine hours of its usual Saturday lineup this week for "Lifetime's Royal Affair," the non-stop airing of nine hours of specials relating to England's anachronistic royal family.
It begins at 2 p.m. and the shows include: "Charles and Diana: For Better or for Worse," "Fergie: Duchess of York," "American Royals" (which tries to find U.S. pretenders to the celebrity status of royalty), "British Royals," a special edition of the network's "Great American TV Poll" (which explores attitudes in the U.S. toward the royal family) and "The Prince's Trust Rock Gala."
What's the occasion? You're no royal watcher if you don't know that Prince Charles and Princess Diana are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary this month (on July 29, when Lifetime will also repeat several of these shows).