Radio: More Air for FM?

To most people, FM—"staticless radio" —is still a mysterious what-is-it. In Washington last week, it was a red-hot issue: should FM be dispossessed and its airways address be changed from its present quarters at 42-to-50 megacycles to another place way up at 84-to-102 megacycles?

No, said RCA, NBC, Zenith, General Electric, Stromberg-Carlson, FM Broadcasters Inc.—the move to a higher band might delay FM's postwar development, might make the present 500,000 FM sets useless, boost the price of new receiving sets, necessitate equipment changes.

Yes, said FCC, Philco, Crosley, CBS, the Blue Network, the...

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