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A mismatch made short of heaven: Old-time radio listening, 28 June

The Martin & Lewis Show: Guest—John Carradine (NBC, 1949)

Martin & Lewis, who really didn't belong on radio. (Photo: NBC.)

Martin & Lewis, who really didn’t belong on radio. (Photo: NBC.)

The CBS talent raids of 1948-49 have lured NBC bellwethers Amos ‘n’ Andy and Jack Benny (with a small host of performers following Benny) over the bridge. NBC’s retaliation has been, thus far, to launch its own talent hunt. Barely was NBC in Benny’s rear view mirror when the network announced to one and all that it sought fresh, younger comers to bring to its radio and television networks.

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