Radio: Threat

The Federal Communications Commission has no direct power to censor radio. But its power to revoke a station's license (when it appears necessary "in the public interest") keeps the radio industry worried anyway.

Taking advantage of this worry, FCC's go-getting new chairman, Paul Porter, last week had some tough words for the industry ("Radio Must Grow Up") in the October issue of American Magazine. Said Porter:

"I agree, and insist, that radio must have just as much freedom of speech as . . . newspapers. But radio and printed advertising are two different things. The eye of the reader can reject an...

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