Title

The Case of WGST Radio, Georgia Politics, and the FCC

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Publication Title

Journal of Radio Studies

DOI

10.1207/s15506843jrs0801_10

ISSN

1937-6537

Abstract

This study examines the protracted World War II license renewal of WGST AM, Atlanta, Georgia. At the time, WGST was one of only a handful of commercially licensed, university-owned stations in the nation. Georgia Tech held the license but the station was independently operated. This scenario -plus the political atmosphere that notorious Governor, Eugene Talmadge, created in Georgia -led to an unprecedented conflict. The analysis employs findings from the classic "Politics of Broadcast Regulation" text to view the implications and consistency of the decision with the Commission's other work of the New Deal era.

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