Radio: Slap

In the lexicon of radio broadcasting controversy means trouble. A radio station's stock method of handling contro versial matters is to give each side an equal broadcasting chance, disclaiming any responsibility for what either side says. Pain ful thorn in the radio industry's side has long been Michigan's broadcasting priest, the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin, whose political preachments are pugnaciously controversial, make many enemies.

No longer able to buy network time, last year Father Coughlin shopped at independent stations, set up for himself an impromptu network for one hour each week.

Three weeks...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!