Radio: Fred Waring, Inc.

Competing with Amos 'n' Andy on the radio is like taking on Joe Louis. CBS tried it for eleven years, finally coaxed the pair over to its own corner of the air, last April. Since then that 15-minute early evening spot has been NBC's headache.

This week NBC hoped it had hit upon the right medicine—Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, a 70-man band of glittering trumpetry, up-to-date stomp and freestyle, everybody-sing chorusing. Main reason that Fred Waring is considered a likely antidote to Amos 'n' Andy is that his orchestra has always played to the whole crowd, has never gone too...

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