Feb 20, 2015
The Radio Hall of Fame was produced by Variety, the show-biz
bible. Classical music composer and first president of ASCAP
Deems Taylor was the host of the show, and conductor Paul Whiteman
was the musical director.
The Radio Hall of Fame was a variety show, with news, comedy, drama, music, and biographies all rolled into one show. It ran from 1943 to 1946, as an hour show for the first half of its run, then as a half-hour show.
This episode, from April 7, 1946, salutes Bill "Mr. Bojangles" Robinson and comedian Larry Storch.