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Jewish Radio Hour Suspended in Detroit; Was Conducted for 33 Years

August 11, 1964
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A 33-year-old Jewish Radio Hour, which began as a Yiddish program, was suspended here this week. The reason given was “lack of interest.”

Organized 33 years ago by the late Mr. and Mrs. Hymen Altman, the Jewish Radio Hour was for many years considered a valuable public relations service here. In recent years it was conducted almost entirely in English, but there apparently was not enough interest to retain it. A second Jewish radio hour functioned here for about 10 years and that one, too, sponsored by Harry Weinberg, was suspended five years ago.

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