GE radio ownership
Fri Aug 14 08:13:59 EDT 2009
>>When did GE cease to have an attributable interest (to use the modern
terminology) in RCA?
I believe it was in the mid-'30s, and was mandated by the federal
government, which perceived it to be at least bordering on a monopoly.
Westinghouse also had an interest in RCA. That GE and Westinghouse
manufactured radios had something to do with it.
GE and Westinghouse briefly licensed out their stations to RCA in the early
'30s, which was what led to RCA/NBC's eventual outright acquisition of KGO.
Ironic that GE now owns NBC (and that Westinghouse bought CBS).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Garrett Wollman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Doug Drown" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Boston Radio Interest Board" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 12:17 AM
Subject: GE radio ownership
> <<On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 23:35:25 -0400, "Doug Drown"
> <email@example.com> said:
>> I've sometimes wondered why GE, with its deep pockets, never
>> expanded its broadcasting interests early on in the way that
>> Westinghouse did. (It sold KGO to NBC back in the '30s, if memory
> When did GE cease to have an attributable interest (to use the modern
> terminology) in RCA?
> (Speaking of KGO, by the way, there's a great article out there on the
> Web describing NBC's West Coast Radio City, including the KGO/KPO
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