NAEB Newsletter (Apr 1948)

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- 8 - C N UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PLANS NET: FM STATION Another one of America’s leading educational institutions, the University of California in Berkeley plans a new FM Broadcasting unit. | The Associated Students of the University of California have approved a proposal to Robert Gordon Sproul, president of the University.wherein they | offer to underwrite broadcasting equipment and studio facilities for a | three year period, j It is hoped the new FM unit will incorporate a wide use of sound-recordings, play-back equioment, and general studio facilities for student training and practice as well as the overall service to the adult public listening audience ! in the area, ! The University of California, now an associate member of N-A-E-B, will assume j active membership with completion of its FM broadcast facilities. MIDREST COLLEGE HELD APRIL RADIO CONFERENCE Second annual radio conference of Lindenw^ood College, St. Charles, Missouri, was held April 23 with Dr. I, Keith Tyler, N-A-E-B member of Columbus, Ohio,.the featured evening speaker. Dr, Tyler discussed: "Radio in the Re-Education of Germany." A panel discussion, "Has Radio Come of Age", highlighted the afternoon session. Participants included: Miss Marguerite Fleming, radio consultant of Harris Teachers’ College, St. Louis; Kay Dady of KVK, St. Louis; Irving Dilliard of the St,Louis Post-Dispatch; and Soulard Johnson, of KMCK, St. Louis. PiF- r AR RADIO SHORTAGES ? Paul Porter, former head of the FCC, suggested today that the commission shape its licensing policy to fit the possibility that production of civilian radio equipment may be curtailed. "I am not making any prediction that t he government will curtail product i onpf electroni c s equipment, because I have no inside information," he said i n an_i ntgr - view. " But if it comes down to a choice between giving the equipment _to_t ne_Boein^ o r Douglas companies, or to an FM station on Hogback Ridge, there’s no question, what the answer will be ." Porter said it may be that the country has enough industrial capacity the needs of an expanded arms program and also an expanded radio and television.broad¬ casting industry. But he reported that broadcasters are beginning to ask him questions. The only source of an authoritative answer, he pointed out, would be. the government itself. So far, Porter added, the FCC has made no announcement. He said: "I assume that the FCC is going along with a peactime l icen sing poli cy.!!_He_said many operators conceivably could be caught in the middle of a construction program by a sudd en government decision to channel electrical goods to armg_budlq in^a^^rtgr recalled 'that one B-29 requires as much electronic equipment as one 10^k_ilowa t t _.radip ; station .