Radio: Yariety Takes a Look

Since 1933 Variety, U. S. weekly show chart, has annually made a survey of radio, awarded plaques to outstanding networks and stations. Last week Variety passed out its 1940 kudos. Plaques went to NBC for promoting "programs in the public interest," to the National Association of Broadcasters "for its code defending tolerance," to CBS for "stimulating local show management," to Young & Rubicam for effective radio copy, to Mexico City's XEW for leadership in show management.

Among the half-dozen U. S. stations which Variety dubbed tops, two (WOR and WNEW) were in Manhattan; one each in Cleveland (WGAR); Atlanta (WSB); Beckley, W....

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