Radio: The Switcheroo

Only last spring, Al Jolson vowed that he would never have a radio show of his own. Why should he bother? The Technicolor movie based on his life (Columbia's The Jolson Story) was wowing the box office. His records were selling better than they had at the height of his first career in the '20s. And he could get all the radio work he needed as a guest star.

This week he had changed his mind. Mammy-Singer Jolson, 61, had joined the regulars in one of radio's plushiest assignments: star of NBC's Kraft Music Hall (Thurs. 9 p.m., E.S.T.). Why? Jolson himself...

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