Although Sunday was a very good radio night with Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, and for a short time L for Lankie on CBC, Tuesday was my preference.
If the 5 p.m. train bringing the papers was not late, I usually got home from my Toronto Star route in time for Amos and Andy at seven.
The show probably would not be politically correct today, but I thought the low-key misadventures of the none-too-bright Andy, his level-headed partner Amos and a storyline that revolved around their business was funny. Somehow these two had come into possession of an open touring car and the Fresh Air Taxi Company was born. The Kingfish, his wife Sapphire, a con artist friend and an inept lawyer named Algonquin J. Calhoun added to their hazards.
Duffy's Tavern came on at eight, with Archie, the bartender, answering the telephone with "Duffy's Tavern, Archie speaking, Duffy ain't here." Duffy was never there, but his ditzy sister, known as Miss Duffy, usually showed up, along with assorted friends, the local beat cop and a celebrity guest who just happened to be in the neighborhood.