Radio: Bad News for the Networks

Three years ago Maine's salty Republican Senator Wallace Humphrey White Jr., grandfather of FCC, took a squint at the nation's ethereal affairs, promptly clamored loudly for a Senate investigation of radio networks and of his grandchild. But before Senate guns could be trained on the agency, Franklin Roosevelt whisked lively little Trouble Shooter Frank Ramsay McNinch of the Federal Power Commission to the chairmanship of FCC. Chairman McNinch cut out a lot of FCC deadwood, then began an investigation of the whole radio industry.

Soon FCC findings on super power set 50 Kw. as...

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