ERIC Number: ED071414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Sex and Broadcasting; A Handbook on Starting a Radio Station for the Community. Second Edition.
Milam, Lorenzo W.
"Broadcasting as it exists now in the United States is a pitiful, unmitigated whore." That ribald statement indicates the point-of-view and basic theme of this anti-establishment booklet designed to provide the basic information necessary for anyone or any group wanting to gain access to FM radio (primarily the educational broadcasting portion of the FM band, 88.1 to 91.9 megahertz). The technical hard facts involved actually starting and operating a small radio station are interspersed with irreverent anecdotes written in frank uncensored language. The Federal Communications Commission is portrayed as a massive bureaucratic obstacle while commercial radio station owners are described as "air wave robber barons". The booklet nevertheless contains a large amount of practical information and advice. Specific engineering considerations are explained in lay terms. The techniques and pitfalls of filing the applications, raising the necessary capital, and organizing the station are clearly explained. The word "sex" in the title is a sales-increasing device and is misleading as a subject-matter indicator. (MC)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Educational Radio, Federal Legislation, Guides, Journalism, Mass Media, Programing, Radio
KTAO, 5 University Avenue, Los Gatos, California 95030 ($2.15 postpaid)
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