Radio: More of the Same

With a rataplan and a paradiddle, U.S. radio last week opened its 1947-48 season. But it was no use for listeners to strain their ears hoping for something new. Nearly every one of the 80—odd new network shows would be an old one:

¶NBC, leading the field, has all of last season's big-timers back, plus several of CBS's choicest (Take It or Leave It, Jimmy Durante, Your Hit Parade). Comedy will continue to be NBC's long suit (Bob Hope, Fred Allen, Amos 'n' Andy). Glossiest and one of the most ballyhooed of the new NBC shows: the Kraft Music Hall, with...

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