Radio: No Letup

Over three independent Manhattan stations (WNEW, WMCA, WHN) ASCAP last week aired a batch of Cole Porter music on a Tums Pot o' Gold program. On hand was Porter himself, who made a speech defending ASCAP's position in its war with B. M. I. One purpose of the show: to find out whether the lure of ASCAP music would attract more listeners in Manhattan than the networks (vowed to B. M. I. tunes) could entice. This week ASCAP will continue its test, guest-starring Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. On the national front, meanwhile, ASCAP will put on a weekly hour-long coast-to-coast program of...

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