Radio: Short Wave Into High

Two years ago, eager to stymie Nazi infiltration in Latin America, the U. S.

toyed with the notion of setting up a Federal short-wave station, abandoned the idea when private broadcasters, led by NBC, clamored for a chance to take Latin America by the ears. Since then the radio industry has sunk a fortune into shortwave operations, is now engaged in spending over $2,000,000 in improving its facilities. Many operators whose transmitters are below FCC's 50,000-watt minimum requirement are now busily engaged in boosting their short-wave power. By next year twelve of them will be blasting away.

Last week both NBC and CBS...

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