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RCA = Radio Corporation of America FCC = Federal Communications Commission (formerly FRC – Federal Radio Commission) UIB = United Independent Broadcasters (changed to CBS) 1890s- early 1900s new technology into society; rise in live entertainment; going out & its effect class distinction 1906-07 = amateur operator community begins Radio Act of 1912 after Titanic: all operators need license; amateurs only use shortwaves 1922 RADIO BOOM 1926-1933 regulation of amateurs, establishment of regulations (FRC, favoring corporate interests), rise of networks, success of advertising, increase in radio audience Radio Act of 1927 confirmed privately owned networks as basic structure of American broadcasting; broadcasting = unique service, private purposes in public service, refinement of license standards; protected under 1 st amendment, regulated by FRC 1934-1941 Radio’s Golden Age 1930s 2 conflicting goals for radio: vehicle for advertising vs. providing public service (sustaining programming = more high brow) 1938 – radio = primary source of news 1940s – WWII government takes over radio; corporate liberalism; OWI & propaganda (Office of War Information)
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course COMM 107 taught by Professor Televisionhistoryandform during the Spring '07 term at NYU.

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