Originally Posted by Cyclone792
BTW, how popular was Hoyt during his Reds radio broadcasting days? Relative to his time, did he enjoy a similar amount of praise and popularity that today's well-known radio broadcasters enjoy?
Hoyt, Harry and Brickhouse were the voice of the NL midwest for the post war boom, so yes Hoyt might have been second fiddle to the other two, but it wasn't by much. He was more reserved and edurite than Harry, but Harry had their ears more.
There is a great chapter in "Creating the National Pastime"
by White about the rise of radio and the cult of personalities it created.