Radio: Air Wave of the Future

Television was promising either to kill or cure the sports world. The mourners' bench was crowded at the 1950 meeting in Manhattan of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Cried Eastern Conference Commissioner Asa Bushnell: "Television and the atomic bomb have been hooked up a lot at this conference. Let's wait until the bomb destroys our stadiums, and not let television do it first."

Throw It Out. Despite bulging football attendance figures, Michigan's Athletic Director Fritz Crisler told delegates: "We're ready to throw out television. Video could damage our gains seriously, and it is up...

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