Radio: 400,000 Hopefuls

In a Radio City rehearsal studio last week, a 15-year-old girl in a bright-beaded dress sang a ragged version of Secret Love and then went into a tap dance that showed more vigor than precision. When she had finished, she stood, thin-armed and anxious, staring toward the control room where Director Lloyd Marx and Associate Producer Wanda Ellis were judging the auditions for the 1,000th performance of the Original Amateur Hour (Sat. 8:30 p.m., NBC-TV).

Marx turned on his microphone, said: "Thank you, ah ... Betsy. We've got your application form here, and we'll let you know if you're selected for one...

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