Radio: Rubber Yankee

Chain broadcasting is of such vital public consequence and public interest that it should be a business in and of itself, and disassociated from any other business.

This dissenting opinion, delivered last week by two FCC commissioners, raised again an important question of public policy for radio. It was a by-product of the approval by FCC as a whole of the sale of New England's biggest radio chain, the 21-station Yankee Network, to General Tire & Rubber Co. of Akron.

The problem of preventing private interests from secretly polluting the wells of public information was solved long ago, in the case of...

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