Special Program To Mark Event Sunday, April 13

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A big birthday party, complete with cake and ice cream, will be held in Studio A, Friday, April 11, at 4:00 p.m. for all NBC Chicago employees, to celebrate Station WMAQ's 25th anniversary. Everyone is invited to attend and help blow out the candles.

Station WMAQ--a pioneer in the radio industry and the oldest radio station in Chicago--will celebrate its 25th anniversary on April l3th.

The station, which made its bow on April 13, 1922 in a reconverted photographer's studio in The Fair Store building as a joint venture of The Fair Store and the Chicago Daily News, now is owned and operated by the National Broadcasting Company as one of the nation's key stations.

Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden and Marian and Jim Jordan, who rose to prominence in the entertainment world on WMAQ as Amos n' Andy and Fibber and Molly, will send their greetings from Hollywood by transcription.

The silver anniversary of WMAQ---and Judith Waller, now public service director of the NBC Central Division and WMAQ's manager when it first went on the air---will be observed in a special broadcast, Sunday, April 13, from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Amos 'n' Andy, Fibber McGee and Molly, Miss WaIler, Conductor Joseph Gallicchio and William C. Hedges, one of the founders of the station when he was radio editor of the Chicago Daily News and now NBC vice-president in charge of planning and development, all will be heard onthe program.

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