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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!