Regulation of Radio Broadcasting

Archive Report

Projected F.C.C. Probe of Radio Monopoly

Meninch Warning Against Concentration of Control

In an effort to “keep radio democratic,” the Federal Communications Commission will soon undertake a thorough investigation of monopoly in the field of broadcasting. This was made known by Frank R. McNinch, Commission chairman, in an address at Washington, before the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters, on February 15. “So much has been said in Congress, and by the press gene-rally, about monopoly and the control of the industry by chains,” McNinch declared, “that the time is here when we must deal with these problems by fully exploring these matters so we may have exact information upon which to predicate judgments and policies.” The investigation will explore the contractual relations of ...

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