Radio: Rather Casual

Two more scalps dangled from CBS' belt this week when NBC's Red Skelton signed with the younger network. In an earlier foray CBS's William S. Paley, operating as a one man task force, captured ABC's Bing Crosby.

With all the sedate modesty of a skilled campaigner, Paley described his victory as "rather casual and ordinary." Negotiations with Bing, he said, had taken about three weeks and everything else about the deal is a "trade secret." Crosby and Skelton are expected to make the move to CBS this fall.


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