The Press: A. P. v. Coffee-Pot

In 1933 the proprietors of KVOS, a 100-watt "coffeepot"* radio station in Bellingham, Wash., 70 miles from Seattle, had a fine idea. Why not start a "Newspaper of the Air" with three or more daily editions to keep KVOS fans up to the minute on world affairs? For advertising, there was the business of Bellingham merchants who would pay for interspersed announcements. For an editor, there was L. H. Darwin, who had once published a Bellingham paper. For news, there were the columns of the Bellingham Herald and the Seattle Times and Post-Intelligencer, all...

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