Radio: Delayed Purge

When the President a year ago lifted Frank Ramsay McNinch out of the Federal Power Commission to make him Federal Communications Commission chairman, the reported purpose of that shift was a cleanup of FCC. A yardstick man with a reputation of being a tough administrator, Chairman McNinch was expected to purge either FCC or the radio industry, possibly both. But canny New Dealer McNinch stepped into his new job cautiously, made a long series of requests to broadcasters for detailed information, studied his FCC staff with equal care.

Early this summer an investigation of...

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