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   Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS)

MEDIA INFORMATION

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Chronicler

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Chronicler on 9/6/2015

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Mutual Broadcasting System was the largest radio network in the early 20th century. It introduced several innovative features to the radio audience, including radio shows such as the Lone Ranger, Superman, and The Shadow. Its news division was one of the best in broadcast media in the 1940s and 1950s. Mutual's influence waned when it was unable to expand to television. The company was purchased several times, in in the 1990s it was merged with CBS and NBC Radio. Mutual officially ended as an identifiable brand in 1999.


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