Radio: FM By Stages

When FCC decided last May that static-free Frequency Modulation broadcasting was mature enough to doff its experimental diapers, the radio industry was pretty worried that revolution was just around the corner. This week the prospects of technological upheaval, while still real, seem somewhat less immediate. Although WOR is opening the first Manhattan station designed from scratch for FM transmission, new applications are moving very slowly into the Washington offices of FCC. Partly due to summer doldrums, partly to FCC's stringent rules for FM operation, this lethargy will probably give FM pause until 1941...

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