Radio: Foal the Drab

One radio star who is not much disturbed about the threat of television is Comedian Fred Allen. Last week, filling in for vacationing Columnist John Crosby of the N.Y. Herald Tribune, Allen struck some ambiguous blows in radio's defense, managing at the same time to get a few elbow-jabs and nose-rubs into radio's face. Sample Allen opinions of the "romp, revel and enlightening fare" that packs the average radio day:

Husband & Wife Programs: "Cleverly blending commercials with gossip . . . the husband and wife mate the trite with the trivial and foal the drab."

Soap Operas: "The plot usually concerns a...

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