Radio: Rebuke

When every U. S. radio listener was gulping in the bulletins on World War II, just starting, Manhattan's WMCA scooped its competitors. It bought and broadcast the content of secret radio war orders from the German and British admiralties to merchantmen at sea. This was an obvious violation of the U. S. Communications Act, which guarantees the privacy of such communications. In mid-September WMCA was hauled up before FCC to show cause why its broadcasting license should not be revoked. Dismayed, contrite WMCA officials showed what cause they could, and FCC retired to think the matter over.

Last week the Commission issued...

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