The Nation: Uncrowding the Air

For Bumper Thumper, Foxy Lady and all the other 5½ million "good buddies" out there in CB-radio country, there is good news from the Federal Communications Commission. Starting Jan. 1, the FCC will open 17 more channels (raising the total to 40) to the towering babel of the citizens, and may add still more in the future. New sets will be needed to use the added air waves, but for those who stick to their current models, traffic on the now crowded original 23 channels will probably be lightened—for a while.

CB industrialists foresee a big boost for their booming business....

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