Radio: Silly Season

In the radio industry, spring was in the air last week:

The Chesterfield Supper Club, with vocalists, 25-piece orchestra and pressagents, rehearsed and broadcast twice from a TWA Constellation 20,000 feet above Manhattan. The guitarist got so sick at rehearsal that he couldn't go up for the show.

Conductor-Composer David Rose (Holiday for Strings, etc.), fresh out of the Army, began his own program, boasted that he would compose a new tune for every broadcast.

Fred Allen subbed for Clifton Fadiman on Information, Please, whined in a pre-broadcast warmup: "A [radio] vice president is a...

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