Radio: Out of the Blue

When Reporter John Campbell Crosby came back from five years service in the Army in 1946 to resume his theatrical beat on the New York Herald Tribune, the editors had no room for him in his old craft. They shunted him off "behind the classified ads" with the suggestion that he try writing a radio column. Grudgingly he did, though he knew nothing about radio, did not even own a set. Last week, ten years later, Crosby's four-a-week observations on the contemporary radio-TV scene were being pored over by some 15 million readers of...

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