Radio: Cure-Ail

Many doctors have diagnosed radio's ills; few have prescribed a cure. Last week, educator and critic Charles Arthur Siepmann (TIME, Oct. 6, 1941) readied a remedy. In a 276-page book (Radio's Second Chance; Little, Brown; $2.50), he told radio how it could get well if it only half tried.

Like any competent physician, British-born Charles Siepmann, former BBC director, Harvard lecturer and FCC consultant, began with a documented case history of his patient. For many a suffering listener, it was the best analysis yet of radio's excesses:

After a lofty resolve to limit advertising to the bare mention of a sponsor's name,...

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