Radio: State of Broadcasting

In Los Angeles a CBS program director shot into the office of a vice president one morning with a new idea. A few nights later CBS's local outlet, KNX, announced at 1:15 a.m. that instead of signing off it was inaugurating a regular four-hour program lasting to 5 a.m. for the benefit of "swing shifters" in local war industries. Knocking off work and dining after midnight, accustomed to stay up until at least 6 a.m., these men and their families now may listen to a full "evening" of radio, including, by transcription, some of CBS's best sustaining shows (e.g., the New...

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