Radio: Hardy Perennial

In the whole uncertain business of radio, broadcasters of house programs lead the most uncertain careers. And of all such radio ephemera, none is more ephemeral than the studio book critic. Efforts to put book talk on the air have generally been short-lived.

Unique exception is San Francisco's Joseph Henry Jackson, whose weekly Reader's Guide series concluded last week its 14th year of continuous broadcasting. His program rates, despite its cultural stigma, as radio's outstanding hardy perennial. Originated by Book Critic Jackson over KGO (then in Oakland) in 1924, Reader's Guide was extended to...

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