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Andre Baruch On The Sponsor's Tight Control of Your Hit Parade

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Longtime radio announcer Andre Baruch tells of American Tobacco President George Washington Hill's control of the show. Hill churned through many a singer during American Tobacco's sponsorship, including Frank Sinatra. It ran from April 20th, 1935 through January 16, 1953, becoming a tremendous influence in the pop culture of its day.

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