ERIC Number: ED025147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1960
Reference Count: N/A
Live Radio Networking for Educational Stations: NAEB Seminar (University of Wisconsin, July 17-21, 1960).
McKenzie, Betty, Ed.; And Others
A National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) seminar reviewed the development of regional live educational networking and the prospect of a national network to broadcast programs of educational, cultural, and informational interest. Of the 137 operating NAEB radio stations, contributing to the insufficient news communication resources of the nation, 73 responded to a questionnaire on live networking, and 67 expressed degrees of interest in participation. A sample broadcasting schedule was based on the assumptions of an eight hour broadcast day, a general listening audience, and live transmission. Some of the advantages of such a network, programed on a mutual basis with plans for a modified round-robin service, would be improved educational programing, widespread availability, and reduction of station operating costs. Using 13 NAEB stations as a round-robin basic network, the remaining 39 could be fed on a one-way line at a minimum wireline cost of $8569 per month; the equivalent cost for the complete network would be $17,585. As the national network develops through interconnection of regional networks and addition of long-haul telephone circuits, a national headquarters should be established. The report covers discussion generated by each planning division in addition to regional group reports from educational radio stations. (TI)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Communication (Thought Transfer), Conference Reports, Educational Radio, Feasibility Studies, Financial Needs, National Organizations, Networks, News Media, Programing, Radio, Regional Planning
The National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Urbana, Ill. ($2.00).
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Washington, DC.