Radio: Thank You, Mr. Husing!

The news was all over Manhattan's better bars; Toots Shor's was loud with it: Edward Britt ("Ted") Husing, one of the greatest sports oracles in broadcasting history, had turned disc-jockey.* Station WHN told about it in full-page ads in the Times and Herald Tribune, in big spreads in 24 other New York area dailies.

Ten years ago he would not have sat at the same bar with a disc-jockey. In his autobiographical Ten Years before the Mike (1935), Husing wrote (in praise of early WJZ programs): "We never played phonographs into our mikes,...

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