ERIC Number: ED180005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
W P G Atlantic City: A Forgotten Chapter In the History of Broadcasting.
Anapol, Malthon M.
Municipal ownership and operation of radio stations, an interesting but forgotten variant approach to radio that flourished in the 1920s, is discussed in this paper. Specifically, it examines WPG in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first and in many ways the most interesting example of municipal ownership of radio. WPG's operations are recounted from its first organizational meetings in 1922 until the city sold the station in 1939. Personal interviews and reviews of private papers indicate factors that contributed to the station's development and demise. Other sections of the paper discuss the type of programing that WPG broadcast, including information about black programing and black performers. (RL)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey (Atlantic City)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (65th, San Antonio, TX, November 10-13, 1979)