Radio: Simple Arithmetic

Football's Western Conference was so alarmed at losing fans to TV that it canceled all future telecasts of games (TIME, Aug. 28). Last week officials of Manhattan's Madison Square Garden thought they had a better answer to the problem, signed a $500,000 package deal with New York City's WPIX to televise 120 Garden sports events.

Five nights a week for the next six months, New York TV fans will get everything from hockey to horseshows. Said Garden President John Reed Kilpatrick, who can now laugh off a few empty seats: "We're not going to lose on this deal—it's a simple matter of...

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