Radio: Spotter Glamor

West Coast broadcasting officials were handed one of radio's biggest wartime headaches last summer: to find a way of making a dull but important civilian defense job glamorous. By this week radio's headache had become one of radio's outstanding programs.

Plane spotting started it. For the first few weeks after Pearl Harbor, Aircraft Warning Service volunteers were plentiful. When no Japs bombed the West Coast, interest ebbed, many plane spotters dropped out. A collapse in the volunteer system would have meant that 150,000 soldiers would have had to be turned into spotters. Brigadier General William E. Kepner, head of the Fourth Fighter...

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