Radio: FCC Rules the Waves

Since July 1937 U. S. chains have short-waved programs in six languages to nations overseas. They have done so only for good will—particularly the good will of the State Department—not for profit, because the Federal Communications Commission granted only "experimental licenses" for such broadcasts (meaning that the programs could not be sold to commercial sponsors). Last week the Commission issued regulations which put a new complexion on U. S. shortwaving.

> FCC announced that henceforth it will issue regular licenses permitting short-wavers to broadcast sponsored programs. Instead of cheering, the big short-wavers grumbled as they inspected the gift horse's mouth. Reason:...

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