Radio: Sinking of the Mayflower

Made unhappy by one FCC announcement (see below), radiomen were overjoyed by another. FCC had finally voted to modify the eight-year-old "Mayflower decision."

The ruling grew out of the Mayflower Broadcasting Corp.'s unsuccessful application in 1941 to take over the radio frequency used by the Yankee Network's Worcester station WAAB. FCC had been blasting WAAB for broadcasting "socalled editorials . . . urging the election of various candidates . . . or supporting one side or another of various questions in public controversy." WAAB's license was grudgingly renewed but only on the station's...

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