Radio: Postwar Bets

After compiling 4,559 pages of testimony for guidance, the Federal Communications Commission last week got ready to shift many a tenant of the U.S. airwaves. So doing, FCC laid some bets on the Buck Rogerishness of the postwar world.

The Commission seemed to find the most fascinating possibility of all in the civilian walkie-talkie. The walkie-talkie, which had not been allowed out in public before, got a ten-megacycle highway to stroll in. If a plane can now talk to the ground, and a tank commander to his tanks by walkie-talkie, FCC reasoned, why can't a store direct its delivery trucks while they...

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