Radio: Something for the Boys & Girls

Radio, which often stoops to conquer, last week was accused of playing down to the kids, too. The accuser was the industry's own National Association of Broadcasters, which is to radio (or would like to be) what the Hays Office is to the movies.

The average U.S. child listens to the radio about 14 hours a week, reported N.A.B. Yet, judging from a survey made in schools in the Kansas City area, even second-graders prefer adult programs to the tepid gruel of hackneyed high adventure served up specially for them by breakfast-food programs. (Network children's shows are down from 40 in 1940...

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