Radio: Sick Baby

Dorothy Schiff Thackrey has plenty of money (about $8 million) and plenty of mother instinct. In 1939 she had enough of both left over, after amply providing for her own three children, to adopt the undernourished little New York Post (1938 loss: about $1,000,000). In five years she had fed it (mainly with columnists) into a fat, sassy brat (1944 profit: $300,000). "And now," she announced last week, "I have another sick baby."

It was Brooklyn's 1,000-watt, daytime station WLIB, which she had picked up "to supplement the Post," and had ignored until last...

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