Radio: Blackout

It could not be so—yet it was. After 15 years and some 4,000 airings (not including rebroadcasts), Amos 'n' Andy were scheduled to leave the air next month. Campbell Soup Co., its domestic output halved by the tin shortage, no longer was willing to spend $1,800,000 yearly to sponsor the pair five nights a week.

Millions of loyal radio fans will miss them. So will Henry Ford, who writes fan letters, J. Edgar Hoover, James Thurber, Vincent Astor, and countless others whose addiction approaches that of the late Arthur Brisbane, who sometimes telephoned breathlessly...

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