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Re: Boston TV firsts-- channel 2

Joe wrote:
>Wasn't that [1949] about the time the FCC ordered a four-year freeze on new TV
>station licenses? 
The TV freeze was ordered in 1948; however, from what I have read, if you
already had a petition before the FCC, you were allowed to proceed once you
got your answer.  A few stations got in under the freeze that way.  The
article (which was in the Christian Science Monitor, by the way) indicates
that Raytheon had the petition for channel 2 before the FCC several times,
but a final decision had been delayed-- in fact, at least once, Raytheon had
to ask the FCC for an extension because they weren't quite ready for their