Radio: Canned Commando

Because NBC and CBS make a fetish of avoiding recorded programs, two at least of the U.S. radio networks have let the British get ahead of them in the use of transcriptions. Those used by local U.S. stations have consisted mainly of music, light drama and advertising. But this month a series of British-style documentaries went out to more than 300 radio stations which use the Thesaurus Service of NBC's Radio-Recording Division. The best of the series, Commandos, proved that a canned program can be just as hot as one broadcast "live."...

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