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February 1942 cover of Electronics Magazine - The American Network


This was the cover of the February 1942 issue of Electronics Magazine. The article detailed the emergence of the new American Network, a linking of seven FM stations that distributed programming from Philadelphia to northern New England. The key station in the network was Major Armstrong's W2XMN in Alpine, New Jersey. Franklin M. Doolittle's W65H on Meriden Mountain in Central Connecticut, which later became WDRC FM, was a member of the network.

The American Network was short-lived, discontinuing in 1944. But by 1947 Doolittle and Armstrong were again partners in The Continental Network.

For more on Doolittle and Armstrong's collaboration, starting in 1939 click here; for more on The American Network click here.

This image is courtesy of Norm Gagnon and his excellent site on early FM and television stations, ggn informations systems.

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