Radio: FMNet

The first sizable network of commercial FM stations made its bow last Sunday night. Having bowed, it bowed out again; for it was not yet big enough to stay with the grownups. But its first appearance was a notable event.

Parent antennae for the broadcast were those of Manhattan's W71NY, for whose brief dedicatory hoopla the network was hooked together. This station, owned by AM station WOR, became New York City's first full-time commercial FM outlet last April, but its power was inadequate until it switched, last Sunday, to a new 10,000-watt transmitter. For the occasion W71NY engineers used a beam of...

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