Radio: Sequels

Since last May the National Broadcasting Co., pricked by FCC (TIME, May 12, Oct. 20), has swelled gently in two directions like a cell about to divide. Last week the outlines of approaching division became clearer. NBC announced separate staffs for its Red and Blue networks, announced further that the Blue Network Co. would provisionally become a subsidiary of RCA on the same footing as NBC, and more importantly let it be known that various prospective buyers were dickering for the Blue. If such a deal goes through, NBC's Red and the Blue Network Co. will be genuine competitors —one of...

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