Radio: CBS on an Island

Only the strongest transmitter can send radio waves past the steel skeletons of Manhattan skyscrapers. Last week both NBC and CBS prepared to add potency to two of their Manhattan outlets. Already well along was an NBC transmitter for WEAF on a dandy hill near Port Washington, N. Y. CBS planned a more spectacular job.

CBS's site was Little Pea Island, a bleak cluster of rocks about 150 ft. square, a mile off the shore of Westchester County. According to CBS calculations, it is the finest spot around New York City for radio transmission. Now leveling the island off, CBS engineers intend...

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