Radio: Shangri-La

An optimist named Harry Engel flew west to Guam last week on an unusual mission: to set up the first U.S. commercial radio station in the Far East. Its owner and operator: Optimist Engel himself.

Last year Engel, 37, read and reread a magazine article on the Marianas Islands and "suddenly it dawned on me: here was a place with real opportunity. Or, to put it another way, there's no competition here."

An inspection trip to Guam, largest of the Marianas, convinced him that it was "a Shangri-La in the ocean." Its population of nearly 70,000 (mostly Chamorro-speaking natives, but including 10,000 Filipinos...

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