Radio: X (for Experimental)

Late last May the Federal Communications Commission terminated the experimental status of U. S. international shortwave radio broadcasting, put it on a commercial footing, by empowering it to sell air time to advertisers. This was the order that raised such a ruckus because of a censorious-sounding rider clause cautioning broadcasters that international programs must be designed to promote international good will. That part of the FCC order has since been suspended, pending hearings on it. But the official changeover of the stations themselves to commercial operating bases was last week in full swing....

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