Television: Lot of Air

"TV is now well established," said the Federal Communications Commission this week in its annual report. The FCC backed up its understatement with some figures: the U.S. has 496 commercial TV stations on the air, against a mere 69 only seven years ago. This means that nearly 300 communities have at least one station, and 90% of the American people are within viewing range. And, with 128 applications for new stations on hand, the FCC expects the phenomenal growth to keep right up.

The report also contained a surprise for those who might think that TV has eclipsed radio: U.S. air waves...

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