Radio: First Code

From Washington, U.S. Censor Byron Price and his assistant for radio, stocky J. Harold Ryan of Toledo, sent out radio's first wartime "Code of Practices." Because a few powerful domestic stations (such as Salt Lake City's 50-kw. KSL) have been heard across the Pacific, they told radiomen to be careful even in the use of already censored press news. They warned against references to the weather during sports broadcasts. They also detailed the topics upon which only official information can be given.

The radio code called for particular caution in quiz programs, interviews, and forums, lest enemy agents broadcast information disguised in...

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