Waller directs network World's Fair broadcasts
Woman Captures Air Post At Fair Miss Judith Waller, Who Helped Amos And His Pal, Andy, to Fame Gets Important NBC Assignment t By S. H. STEIXHAUSER Hats off to the ladies! One of their tribe, Judith Waller, the woman who helped Amos 'n' Andy to fame, will direct all of the National Broadcasting Company's broadcasts from the World's Fair at Chicago. Years have passed since two blackface comedians, known as Sam 'n' Henry, came to Miss Waller, seeking "a break" on the air. She saw their possibilities and it was her brain that outwitted a great newspaper and rival radio station holding title to "Sam 'n' Henry." She changed the names to "Amos n' Andv" and out the bovs on the air. You can check and double r "v check that. More years pa.ssed and NBC purchased MVVAQ, now its Chicago key station, over which the brilliant Miss Waller presided as general manager. Everyone was sure that with the purchase would pass the "petticoat re-eime" of Judith lH l Waller over xur. siinnanser radio But did it? Not on your life. Miss Waller is now "right hand man" to Niles Trammel, Chicago vice president of NBC. Trammel looked over his aides, seeking the ablest to handle NBC's output from the exposition and Miss Waller was adjudged the "best man" for the job. She will have 72 different spots on the fair grounds to keep in touch with, thousanis of entertainers to handle and many of the most important programs on the air to direct. replace Mariani. The latter came to radio in 1924 as a violinist and became quite famous. Nick Dawson, whom you have heard on a half dozen programs, does oil paintings. Easy Aces quit the summer on May 30. air for the Angelo Patri ends his series of talks on child psychology on June 4. The Crosley Company's survey, which has become the Bradstreet and Dunn of radio, rates Eddie Cantor first attraction. Jack Pearl ranks second. Marx Brothers, Solly Ward and Charlie Chan fold the week ending May 26. Emily Post will desert the air waves and her cellophane patter on May 25. Radio wizards figure that a 15-minute talk by President Roosevelt costs the networks $27,000, which they would collect from sponsors were the President- not on the air.