Radio: ABC

When the Blue Network had the happy notion of calling itself the ABC (for American Broadcasting Corp.), one Leonard Adrian Versluis (rhymes with caboose) protested. His Associated Broadcasting Corp. of Grand Rapids claimed prior rights to the catchy initials. This week Versluis' ABC announced that it was about to become (on Sept. 16) the nation's fifth coast-to-coast network.

Dutch-descended Leonard Versluis, 47, is a dapper go-getter who made a fortune operating a chain of photographic studios in Michigan. In 1940, he built a station in Grand Rapids as a sideline, went on from there to the Wolverine Network, then last year blossomed...

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