Music: Tender into Rude Awakening

Even more than the movies, radio dramas have always depended on music to get listeners from one mood or scene into another, fast. In the trade, such six-or eight-bar snatches of music are called cues or "bridges." Some radio stations use canned movie-type music; others employ would-be Wagners to grind out poor-man's leitmotives according to script.

Last week the New York Herald Tribune's able Radio Columnist John Crosby stumbled open-eyed into what is one of radio's largest arsenals of bridge music. Picking his way through the library at Manhattan's WOR (Mutual), he found on...

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