[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Early religious broadcasting

Garrett wrote:
<< This seems very doubtful.  What there probably were, 
on the fraction of the program day broadcasters could 
lease out. >>

Indeed, you are correct. In 1960, the FCC apparently 
changed its policy on distinguishing leased time from 
free, or sustaining, air time. Thus, brokering out a 
half-hour to Rev. Joe Schmoe would have posed a hardship.

Of course, those same religious leaders frozen out of the 
broadcasts also felt their was a left-wing conspiracy to 
put them off the air (the way I read into it).

For a somewhat interesting history if anyone is 
interested, I suggest this web page (the source for my 
above comments):