Radio: First War Year

Although 1942 was U.S. radio's first year of war, there was no great change in public listening habits. The year's greatest audiences were drawn by Franklin Roosevelt. Greatest audience gains were made by news broadcasts. These were the rather obvious conclusions of the Cooperative Analysis of Broadcasting (Crossley) report for 1942.* Some other C.A.B. findings:

> The year's most popular program was Fibber McGee & Molly followed in order by Jack Benny, the Chase & Sanborn program (Charlie McCarthy), Bob Hope, The Aldrich Family, Lux Radio Theatre, Maxwell House, Kraft Music Hall (Bing...

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