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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


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.