Radio: Latitude Zero

For the past fortnight, U.S. listeners coast-to-coast have been diverted by a killer-diller called Latitude Zero (8 p.m. E.D.S.T.), which makes its way out of NBC's Hollywood studios accompanied by the world's most bizarre barrage of sound effects. The script is written to match.

The program dwells on the doings of one Captain Craig McKenzie. Anxious to save civilization from its doom, the Captain operates an insular Shangri-La in the South Pacific.

The Captain populates his island with all kinds of high-toned people, whom he transports to his hideaway at "Latitude Zero" (i.e., somewhere on the Equator) in a submarine. To rescue them...

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