Radio: The RAP

It was a bad week for Bob Hope. In the latest Hooperating, he lost his position as the nation's favorite radio comic when Fellow Funnyman Fred Allen tied him for first place. As if that weren't bitter enough, the representatives of 20,000 college students named Hope the worst comedian on the air. On the basis of good taste, the students decided, his show was "barely acceptable."

The survey, called the Radio Acceptance Poll (RAP), grew out of a Toledo meeting last May of the National Federation of Catholic College Students. Almost 100 of the federation's 180 Catholic schools agreed to listen in...

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