Radio: The Voice of F. D. R.

When Franklin Roosevelt died, U.S. radio made history of a sort, with a monumental, 85-hour tribute. It was a hail & farewell to a man whose radio voice had become the best known in broadcasting, whose vast radio audience has yet to be surpassed. This week, on the first anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt's death, that well-known voice was heard again: NBC brought out a twelve-record collection of excerpts from his speeches that will be broadcast this week by 80 NBC affiliates as part of a memorial program.

The two-album set (price: $15), a selection arranged by Cesar Saerchinger from 275 recorded broadcasts,...

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