Radio: New Net

In 1943 only four radio stations were aiming their programs at a Negro audience. By last week the number had grown to 270 (out of a U.S. total of more than 2,500 stations). Next month Chicago Adman Leonard Evans hopes to capitalize on this "fantastic growth" by launching the first nationwide Negro radio network —40 stations from Miami to Los Angeles.

Two sponsors, Pet Milk and Philip Morris, have already signed for a weekday, 15-minute show, The Story of Ruby Valentine, starring Juanita (Bali Ha'i) Hall. Evans is not yet sure whether he will use "This is the National Negro Network" as...

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