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After 70 years doing one radio show — "Folksong Festival" — Oscar Brand has died at the age of 96.

He started that show in 1945:His radio career began in December 1945, after he wrote a letter to New York stations offering to present a program of Christmas songs he claimed most people had never heard. WNYC, which at the time was owned by the city, accepted the challenge. His song about Santa’s distinctive body odor proved his point.At the show’s end, WNYC’s program director asked Mr.
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