Radio: FCC Says No

When a radio station is about to be sold, FCC has the authority to say yes or no to the whole deal. It usually says yes. Last week it uttered a firm, cold no. FCC did not approve of the prospective buyers of Manhattan's station WOV.

The station's present owners, who also own WNEW, have to sell because of an FCC ban on anyone's owning two stations serving the same area. But, said FCC, the would-be buyers, Brothers Murray and Meyer Mester, Brooklyn dealers in edible oils, have had brushes with the Federal Trade Commission—and other Government agencies. They had sold cottonseed...

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