Jimmy's little sister had it right when she exclaimed as they listened to an elaborate radio dramatization, "It must take an awful lot of work and -- and people to put on a show like that!". Jimmy himself remained unimpressed until he was reduced drastically in size by a manic and frightening anthropomorphous microphone and shown just how complicated and expensive the whole process really was.
Although this 16-page giveaway comic book put out by the National Broadcasting Company in 1947 is mainly a puff piece hyping all of the amazing material that one could dial up for free at home on their radios, it also stands as a fairly accurate guide to NBC procedures at that time. Still, that evil little microphone character is just scary; no way around that. We even get a glimpse of the early television broadcasting setup from New York.
So let's go on a guided tour of the most sophisticated radio organization at that time, with loads of thrills, chills, adventures, and you might even learn something along the way! All as illustrated handsomely by Sam Glankoff, right after the jump!
It appears that the blank space on the back cover was for a local NBC affiliate to place their information and graphics.
I don't remember where I found these files originally, I grabbed this piece about eight or more months ago, before I began the WFMU Comic Supplement, so apologies to the blog or site where I got this. It needed extensive retouching to make it usable, and I had meant to put it up here a long time ago. It cleaned-up better after all than I had thought it would. I'm glad to finally present it, and I hope you dug it!