Radio's Big Chance

Siepmann, Charles
January 1942
New Republic;1/12/42, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p46
Focuses on the future of the radio industry in the backdrop of the second world war. Questions over the commitment of systems built entirely on private profits to function for public interest; Increase in the number of radio reporters; Appraisal of the news bulletins and commentaries related to war; Increase in sponsorship; Views that the war is radio industry's chance to make or break civilian morale; Comments that the news editors hold a great responsibility; Reference to post war problems facing the industry; Views that commercial radio will survive only if the natural and necessary incentive of profit is subordinated to the public interest as a criterion of policy.


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