Radio: Farewell, Ford

After the biggest year in radio history ($180,000,000 in net time sales, 13,800,000 sets sold, new record billings by CBS, NBC and Mutual), the exodus of war-hit industries from the air began in force last week. Chrysler Corp. cut down Major Bowes to a half-hour (CBS, Thurs. 9 p.m. E.S.T.); Lipton's Tea canceled Helen Hayes after Feb. 1 (CBS, Sunday 8 p.m. E.S.T.); then the Ford Motor Co. canceled the Ford Sunday Evening Hour (CBS, 9 p.m. E.S.T.), effective March 1. This was a grievous blow, and radiomen looked for more to follow.

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