Tagged: Federal Communications Commission

Wilshire-Vermont - 1979

You Live In L.A. It’s July 1979 – The Radio Station You’ve Listened To All Your Life Is Changing – Gas Is $1.27 A Gallon – You Are Questioning Life.

KMPC – Dick Whittinghill Show – July 30, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Midway through the last year of the 70s. July 30, 1979. Smog is bad. Traffic is bad. Buses are never on time. Things just seem a little off – you can’t really describe it –...

Steve Case - Gerald Levin

January 10, 2000 – AOL-Time Warner: The Marriage From Hell

January 10, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 10,2000 – Even though the continuing saga of Elian Gonzalez was still front-page news, the announcement of a merger between AOL and Time-Warner was the talk of the new decade and possibly the...

Rudolf Barshai

Rudolf Barshai With Philip Fowke And The Bournemouth Symphony Play Russian Music – 1983 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Rudolf Barshai with Philip Fowke – Music Of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky – March 1983 – BBC Radio 3 – Another classic concert this week. This time featuring the celebrated Russian conductor Rudolf Barshai, leading his Bournemouth Symphony in music of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. He is joined by pianist Philip Fowke...

A Taste Of Top-40 In 1958 – WABC With Alan Freed – August 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

One of the interesting things about listening to actual history, as opposed to the recreation of it, is how much gets glossed over in the reconstruction and re-telling. Music and Popular Culture is often relegated to those key moments or top-10 songs to get some idea of the feel for...

When The FCC Played Hardball – An Address By Frank McNinch, FCC Commissioner – November 12, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – FCC Chairman Frank McNinch address – Nov. 12, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Bearing in mind that Radio was the modern technological advance in 1938, Television was only in experimental stages, and computers weren’t even considered,...

A Vast Wasteland Revisited – The FCC In 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: Options – The FCC – January 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1961 then-FCC Commissioner Newton Minow took the broadcast industry to task for offering what he called “A vast Wasteland” of inane and pointless programming. The very public...