Radio: Belles Lettres

CBS, afraid that its New York outlet, WABC, might be a free ad for its rival, American Broadcasting Co., changed the station's call to WCBS (effective Nov. 1). Last week, NBC was at it, too. Said the network: FCC had okayed changing WEAF, New York, to WNBC. It was a good bet that to most listeners these changes in call letters made not a kilocycle's difference.


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