Radio: The Busy Air, Feb. 16, 1948

Kay Kyser, still sashaying around the bandstand and giggling at the studio audience, celebrated his tenth anniversary on the air. "Life is so daily with me," he cackled, "that I haven't had time to think about what has happened. But now that you mention it, I'm thilled the public has been able to stand me so long."

Romeo, his voice shaky with emotion, breathed into the microphone: "By yawnder blessed moon I swear. . . ." What was Milton Berle doing under that balcony? He was acting Romeo and Juliet. And it was no gag. The new show, Play It Straight (on...

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