Radio: DX to DC

Last Saturday midnight control of all but a few kilowatts of U.S. short-wave (DX) broadcasting passed quietly out of private hands. Six of the seven owners* of the 14 U.S. transmitters now feeding news and the U.S. point of view to foreign ears stepped out as owner-managers, became simply landlords. The seventh, World Wide's WRUL in Boston, balked. It wanted further assurance that it would not have to carry any "boilerplate" programs which might dissolve the station's already large European audiences.

The others leased their equipment for the duration (but with specific guarantees...

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