The Case of WGST Radio, Georgia Politics, and the FCC
Journal of Radio Studies
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.
Smith, Reed W..
"The Case of WGST Radio, Georgia Politics, and the FCC."
Journal of Radio Studies, 8 (1): 122-140.