Radio: Up from Jabberjockey

'All I want to be," says dark young Robert Q. Lewis, blinking through a Dretzel-work of horn rims, "is me."

He has good reason: at 26, after only seven weeks on network air, Lewis has become one of the most buzzed-about young comics in radio. He is being shoved into the front rank of radio funnymen by the full fanfare of the Columbia Broad-asting System, which seriously needs more comedians on its program log.

And last week, at a cost of $1,800 a week Columbia handed Lewis costly evening time (Fri. 8:30-8:55 p.m.) for his Little Show plus the scriptwriting services of CBS's...

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