Radio: Newspaper of the Air

From time to time in its 25 years, radio has threatened, or seemed to threaten, the press as a competitor. Last week, a radio engineer gave the press new cause to consider its existence instead of its freedom.

In his Greenwich Village laboratory, John Vincent Lawless Hogan, founder and president of New York's WQXR* and a topflight inventor since 1910, demonstrated his new facsimile newspaper transmitter and receiver. Plugged to an FM radio, his recorder rolled out a 9½-by-12-inch newspaper like a paper towel, 500 words a minute, 16 pages an hour. No linotype,...

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