Radio: Fresh Country Air

Any farmer can find at least three things wrong with a typical early morning farm program: 1) its broadcast of yesterday's prices is no help on tomorrow's market; 2) the program is on the air at a time when he is out doing his chores; 3) it can hardly be heard anyway, what with static and fading caused by his distance from the big-city transmitter.

But New York State farmers have a network of their own—the Rural Radio Network. Its six stations and two affiliates blanket the state with a clear FM voice and programs tailored to the rural taste. The...

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