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Radio Mythbusters: 9 Myths About Radio and the Real Truth

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Uncle Don's Signoff
Radio Myths

Myth: “Uncle Don” of early radio fame, finished his children’s program one day and not realizing his microphone was still on uttered, "There, that oughta hold the little bastards!"

Truth: This is an urban legend which dates back at least to the 1930s. As early as 1935, Alton Cook, Radio Editor of The New York World Telegram, debunked the story and wrote that a Baltimore columnist had made up the story.

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