The introduction of an experimental all-transistor television receiver gave an indication of the notable advances in transistors, which could now work at VHF and also deal with considerable power.
Generally speaking Wireless World has through the years stuck closely to its last and, except when our specialised interests are directly affected, has taken little notice of the great social, economic and political changes of the half-century. We have, though, commented on the fact that the emancipation of women has had curiously little effect in technical radio, which remains an almost exclusively male preserve. This year we reported that Kathleen A Gough had the distinction of being the first woman in nearly sixty years to be elected to full corporate membership of the IEE.
In brief: It 1.25 milion licensed stations in USA (against under 1,000 when we started in 1911), stereophonic reproduction commercially established.