COMMUNICATIONS: Thaw

The Government's three-year-old freeze on new TV stations, said FCC Chairman Wayne Coy, will probably be lifted within six months. Even then, cities without stations (e.g., Denver, Des Moines, Corpus Christi) will probably not get them built for another year at least—until FCC has had a chance to screen all the applicants. But in five years, the U.S. should have 1,500 TV stations, v. 171 now; in ten years, said Coy, there should be 2,500.

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