Radio: Summer Replacements

Anybody who stays home these nights to look at TV has only himself to blame for thin returns. It is the height of the wrong season—summer replacement time. This year the networks have surpassed even their own previous records for caution and lack of imagination. They have abandoned experimental summer shows, thrown in old fillers from previous summer seasons, and provided no new personalities to freshen up wilted offerings.

Best of the lot is NBC's Ernie Kovacs Show (Mon. 8 p.m., E.D.T., replacing Caesar's Hour), an erratic, off-beat comedy hour during which Kovacs...

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