NAEB Newsletter (Mar 1932)

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-9- MT "o have made so many requests for a change of wave channel without any result that for the past year or more we have made no further attempt to get relief. "Previous to the general allocation of wave channels by the Federal Radio Com¬ mission of November 11, 1928, re had had full time use of any rave assigned us. T'hen it was evident that time division would be extensively used after November 11, 1928, we joined in a request to have our station grouped with KFDY of South Dakota State College, Brookings, and UNAX of Yankton, S. D. After it seemed that this combination -would be assured in August, 1928, re were tentatively changed to a combination of KUSD, WIAX of Yankton, S. D., and KFNF of Shenandoah, Iowa. Then two days before November 11, we were assigned to a combination with FILL of the University of Illinois, and KFNF of Shenandoah, Iowa; and we have since re¬ mained in that combination. " t ’ : g have had the most agreeable relations with those directing WILL and KFNF; and wo have had not the slightest trouble of a personal nature with the managers of either station, but the stations of the group are too widely separated to have the combination satisfactory in a general way. The school stations in particular have many special events to be arranged for by exchange of time; and there are many adjustments that need to be made on very short notice. We are too far from each other to make such arrangements either quickly or easily, "Various attempts to get a more compact arrangement of time-sharing group of stations have in all cases come to naught." * * * * From Hr. R, C. Higgy, Station W3A0, Ohio State University, Columbus, we list below a summary of W3A0 information supplied members of Congress: "1. W3A0 was operating on April 1, 1927, on 1060 kilocycles with a power of 750 v ;atts, The station operated on this frequency, which v*as assigned by the Department of Commerce. WEAO shared time with another Columbus station. 2. WEAO was next changed on November 11, 1928, by order of the Federal Radio Commission to share time on 550 kilocycles with 750 watts power. 3. WEAO has always been licensed to share time with another station. No definite proportion of time has been stated in the license. The station has never operated more than one-third of the total time on the channel. A recommendation now before the Federal Radio Commission will reduce the entire time to forty- two hours per week all during daylight hours, (up to 7:00 p.m.). 4. The only request made by Station WEAO previous to the present time controversy T was a request for a change in hours and assignment from the one made November 11, 1928. Such a change was obtained on July 15, 1929, moving to the present assignment of 570 kilocycles, 750 watts, sharing time. 5. Our present application and controversy before the Federal Radio Commission requests an assignment to full one-half time with a practically even division of day and night time. 6. Only one hearing has been held before the Commission, this on November 24, 1931. The Attorney General of the State of Ohio has supervised the legal procedure for the University." From Mr. W. D. Allingham, Manager of Station KBPS, Benson Polytechnic School, Portland, Oregon, we quote the folloY. r ing from a copy of his letter addressed to Mr. R. C. Higgy of Ohio: "Copies of your two plays were received today. This service is greatly appreciated by Station KBPS, and the plays will be released at a future date.