Radio: Around the Corner

In a typically ambiguous statement, the Federal Communications Commission last week announced that it "proposed" to add 42 UHF (ultra high frequency) channels to the existing twelve television channels. No one would explain exactly what this mysterious announcement meant, but it looked important. It could mean that all TV sets in use today will be obsolete unless they can be converted to the UHF band. It could also mean that color television, which works only on UHF, is just around the corner. Even so, the FCC moves so slowly and cautiously that something it "proposes" to do might take years.

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