The nation's first national paging network could result from a tentative agreement announced Wednesday by CBS Radio and DiversiCom Telecommunications Group, a division of Costa Mesa-based American Diversified Capital Corp.
Under the tentative agreement, DiversiCom would use a portion of the band of CBS's FM radio stations for its national paging. The CBS stations would provide data transmission service in cities throughout the country. Financial details of the agreement were not released by the companies.
The pagers, which will be rented, will not be available until late April, according to a DiversiCom spokesman. The company is negotiating with other major radio networks for data transmission service, and the pagers may not have complete national access until the end of the year, the spokesman said.