Phillips Carlin

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Phillips Carlin at the microphone.

Phillips Carlin (1894 – August 27, 1971) was a radio broadcaster and television executive. Carlin started his broadcasting career with the New York radio station, WEAF. He teamed up with Graham McNamee to announce the 1926, 1927 and 1928 World Series. He later announced The Atwater Kent Hour, The Goodrich Hour and The Palmolive Hour.

Afterwards, he served as the Eastern program manager and vice president in charge of programs for NBC and later vice president in charge of programs for Mutual Broadcasting Corporation. Carlin conceived the idea for Queen for a Day, a prize giveaway television show that served as the forerunner to reality television. Afterwards, he worked as a television production representative for advertising agencies and produced hundreds of commercials.


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