The Press: AP & Radio

Between the lines of a formal announcement, that Alvin J. (for John) Steinkopf, until Pearl Harbor a topnotch Associated Pressman in Europe, had joined radio station WBBM of Chicago as a news analyst, there was last week the story of a new relationship developing between A.P. and radio.

Though technically a WBBM employe, precise-voiced, middle-aged Al Steinkopf is paid by Press Association, Inc., A.P.'s money-making subsidiary (A.P. is a nonprofit cooperative), and can be yanked back to A.P. cable desk or overseas duty whenever the terms of his WBBM contract permit.

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