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BROADCASTERS’ NEWS BULLETIN

Reporting accurately and promptly current happenings of special interest to Broadcasting Stations in the Commercial, Regulatory, Legislative and Judicial Fields

OFFICERS

WALTER J. DAMM, . Milwaukee, Wis. President

EDWIN M. SPENCE, Atlantic City, N. J. Vice President

O. D. FISHER, . Seattle, Wash.

Vice President

PAUL W. MORENCy, Hartford, Conn. Treasurer

Issued by

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS

Incorporated

NATIONAL PRESS BUILDING WASHINGTON, D. C.

Telephone District 9497

EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL

PHILIP G. LOUCKS Managing Director

EUGENE V. COGLEY Assistant to Managing Director

OLIVINE FORTIER Secretary

SM FRANCISCO IN JULY

June 6, 1931

Commissioner Harold A, Lafount today accepted an invitation to deliver an address at the first Regional Meeting of the National Association of Broadcast¬ ers which will he held at San Francisco, California, on July 21 and 22, 1931.

The Commissioner will leave Washington on June 27 for a trip which will carry him through the Northwest, Pacific Coast, Southwest and South, He will establish temporary headquarters in San Francisco, California, during the time of the Regional Meeting.

All members of the NAB are invited to attend the meeting on the Pacific Coast and all stations west of the Mississippi River, whether members or not, will also be invited to attend. Tlie program will be ready for announcement within the next ten days.

Officers, members of the Executive Committee, members of the Board of Dir¬ ectors, and Committee Chairmen, are urged to attend the Pacific Coast confer¬ ence. There will he an important meeting of the Board during the second day of the conference.

The dates, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21 and 22, were selected to enable those in the East, planning to attend, an opportunity to travel over the w©©^;- end.

Executive Committee: Wiiliam S. Hedges, Chicago, lil.. Chairman; Henry A. Bellows, Minneapolis, Minn., and Frank M. Russell, Washington, D. C. Directors: William S. Hedges, Chicago, III.; H. K. Carpenter, Raleigh, N. C.; George F. McCleiland, New York, N. Y.; Dr. Frank W. Elliot!, Davenport, la.; A. J. McCosker, Newark, N. J., Edgar L. Bill, Chicago, ill.; A. B. Church, Kansas City, Mo.; J. G. Cummings, San Antonio, Tex.,- Don Lee, Los Angeles, Cal.; E. P. O'Fallon, Denver, Colo.; C. R. Clements, Nashville, Tenn.; Henry A. Bellows, Minneapolis, Minn.; John J. Storey, Worcester, Mass.,- E. B. Craney, Butte, Mont.; and Leo Fitipatrick, Detroit, Mich.

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June 6, 1931

LAFOUNT AMOUNCES ITINERARY

Commissioner Harold A. Lafount has made public his official itinerary for his swing through the western and southern parts of the country. He has arranged stop-overs at various points to give him an opportunity to study at first hand ■broadcasting conditions in these regions.

He will esta'blish temporary headquarters in San Francisco, Calif, during the Regional Meeting of the National Association of Broadcasters.

His official itinerary is as follows:

Leave Washington, June 27; in Denver, Colo. June 29 and 30: in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 3, 4, 5 and 6; in Ogden, Utah, July 7: in Pocatello, Idaho,

July 9: in Boise, Idaho, July 10: in Portland, Oregon, July 12, 13 and 14; in Seattle, Washington, July 15, 16, 17 and 18: in San Francisco, Calif, July 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24: in Los Angeles, Calif, July 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29: in El Paso, Texas, July 31 and August 1: in San Antonio, Texas, August 3 ■''nd 4: in Houston, Texas, August 5, 6 and 7; in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 8, 9 and 10: in Atlanta, Georgia, August 11, 12 and 13: and return to Washington, D, C. Aiogust 14.

AMERICAN PLAN IS BEST

Radio "broadcasting in Europe falls short of the standard reached in the United States "because it lacks the human element, end gives the people wha.t the government monopoly thinks they should have, rather than what they want, declared Senator Clarence C. Dill of Washington, in an address "broadcast from London over the Col\im"bia Broadcasting System last Sunday.

’’During my stay in Europe, I have traveled and investigated radio in England, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Holland, and so what I shall say to you will refer primarily to conditions in those co\intricsB or what I have learned there," the senator said,

"The two basic principles that govern all European radio are the absolute governmental control of radio programs, and the annual listeners fee charged to all owners of receiving sets. This fee varies from $2.50 in England, Denmark and Sweden, to as high as $6.00 in Germany, While the people with money in these countries make little complaint about the charge, I found the working people, es¬ pecially in England and Germany, complaining bitterly against the fee. They said that many, many poor people simply could not afford to buy a set and then pay a fee in addition in these hard times, and that a considerable number of set owners ivere dodging the fees. They have an interesting method of encouraging the payment of fees in Germany, All the first class tnr-atres in the large cities allow a 50 per cent discount on all theatre tickets to all patrons v/ho present a receipt showing they have paid their radio fee for the ciirrcnt month. The post¬ man collects fifty cents a month from each radio owner.

"Now, my friends, to understand European radio conditions, you m.ust remember always that there are 26 separate nations with 26 separate systems, broadcasting in at least 20 different languages in Europe. These 26 nations have, by treaty,

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divided the use of all the broadcasting wave lengths between 200 meters and 550 meters, xvhicli we use in the United States, But, in addition, they ere using 12 long wave lengths between 1000 meters and 2000 meters. They are broadcast¬ ing on these wave lengths because they can be heard in daylight just as far as at night, and, in my judgment, sooner or later we will find it desirable to use these wave lengths for broadcasting in America.

"That is one of the subjects that the radio delegations were discussing in Copenhagen last week when I talked with them there. It will come up for deci¬ sion in Madrid in 1932. But, even with these 26 nations using all these wave lengths, there is a great waste of radio facilities. For instance, England with 10 wave lengths and 17 stations only gives two different programs for En¬ glish listeners, one a national, and one a local program. Germany ?/ith 23 wave lengths and 16 stations only has two German programs available to her German listeners. Sweden v/ith 22 stations, 1100 miles in length, only has one program.

"Vfhat does it mean? It means that radio listeners of every country in Europe tune in regularly on foreign stations. They do this especially for music programs because music is the one language that needs no interpreter. Music is understood by all, and I cannot but believe that when the people in their homes throughout Europe listen to the great symphonies and operas which they love, coming first from one country's capital and then from another, that these old national hatreds and even the bitter memories of past national quarrels fade into insignificance, and slowly but surely there will grow up a better international relationship in the minds of these people than would ever have existed without radio.

"But of course there are still twenty-six nations v;ith twenty-six systems, each using radio to foster national ideas, and national pride, and that is the insurmountable barrier, in my judgment, to the highest development and best uses of radio broadcasting in Europe.

"With all the overturning of royalty here and all the overturning of parlia¬ mentary government in Europe, and all the embracing of democratic ideas of govern¬ ment by all peoples, their traditional habit of go \ernment as coming down from above is strikingly illustrated in their attitude regarding radio. They take what the radio authorities give them. They know of rnthing better. They have no means of learning of anything better because there is no chance for the ini¬ tiative of the individuals to show them or for the competition and the new pro¬ gram features to develop such as we have used in America.

"The great trouble with radio programs in Europe is that they are stiff; they are formal; they are government-made. They lack the human element and they are too heavy and serious. In England they don't begin radio programs until 10:30 in the morning and often there is no program on for hours. For whole hours in the afternoon in all London, ^'ye , in all England, no radio program can be heard; while programs in Germany begin at 7:00 a.ra. as they do in Sweden and Denmark, with exercises, in Germany they stop at 8:15, and they don't broadcast until 11:00. In Sweden there is no broadcasting from 2:00 to 5:00 in the after¬

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June 6, 1931

AMERICAN PLAN IS BEST (Concluded)

"I inquired about the efforts of European radio program-makers to broadcast Parliamentary discussions. As you know probably, I have a bill pending in the United States Senate to make it possible to broadcast the debates of the Senate, and I was interested in finding out what was being done over here. I found the matter had been discussed in Sweden particularly, and they had decided not to broadcast it, for the reason they gave, that the Constitution of Sweden prohibits the King from hearing the debates of the Swedish Parliament, and if the debates were sent out by radio, the Constitution would be violated by his listening, but,

I was told the real reason was that they were afraid the Communists would take advantage to spread their propaganda throughout Sweden, and that ’whenever the Communists had gotten on the radio, the response had been so great as to frighten the Government. The truth of the matter is that every Government official with whom I talked is in mortal fear of Communism. The Russian broadcasts in Germany especially h^ve the Germans frightened almost stiff. They took a German Commu¬ nist member of the Reichstag from Germany to Moscow and had him broadcast from Moscow about conditions there to impress the German people,

"I haven't time to discuss some of the other things. I wish I had. The only thing in which the Government programs here surpass America is their service to the schools of the country, and that must be met in America. I wish I could tell you of the House of Rundfunk in Germany, and its new administration building, ’uit my time is up. I only want to close by saying that I start back to America more confirmed than ever in my belief in the superiority of the American system for the development of radio. It is superior because it brings radio programs designed to please, designed to inform, and designed to serve the needs of the people,

COMMISSION OPINIONS RELEASED

Statements of fact, grounds for decision, and opinions of the Commission in connection with action on reports submitted by examiners were handed down this week covering the following reports: Nos. 124, 125, 128, 130, 131, 135, 144 and 146. The action on these cases was reported in the last two issues of the NAB BULLETINS. Copies of these decisions maybe obtained, so long as the supply lasts, by writing tothe NAB, National Press Building, Washington, D. C.

DUNCAN REVIEW DENIED

The Supreme Court of the United States on June 1 declined to review the case of Robert Gordon Dtmcan, No. 937, who was convicted under the Radio Act of 1927 for using profanity over Station KVEP, Portland, Oregon, during May, 1930. The Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had sustained Duncan’s conviction below and the action of the Supreme Court makes this decision final. Duncan had questioned the constitutionality of the Radio Act in his brief end also con¬ tended that the Radio Act was a regulatory and not a criminal measure. This was the first criminal proceeding under the Radio Act to reach the Supreme Court.

June 6^ 1931

RCA WOULD ENJOIN COMMISSION

, Four petitions for injunctions were filed in the Supreme Court of the Dis- tri<fct of Columbia by the National Broadcasting Company, the RCA-Victor Company, Inc. the R. C. A. Comma li cations Inc. and the Radiomarine Corporation of America seeking to restrain the Commission from denying, under Section 13 of the Radio Act, applications for licenses filed by these companies*

’’The petitions for injunctions are being filed in the Supreme Court," says a statement issued by the complainants, "as the most expeditious means of testing the application of Section 13 to the present sit-uation and of determining its constitutionality, and because this method would relieve the Federal Radio Com¬ mission from conducting, and the four RCA companies from participating in inde¬ pendent hearings on each license application. More than 1300 licenses are now- held by these four companies. Licenses for the use of frequencies expire from time to time and under the order of May 7 of the Federal Radio Coimission each renewal application is to be set down for hearing. The injunctions are requested because the present situation of uncertainty is doing much damage to the plain- tiffin business. Also, they are requested because the seme issue is involved in many applications already set for hearing and many more to be set and this issue, it is contended, can be fnsi' properly should be disposed of in one hearing before a competent court,

"If the Commission is not restrained from proceeding with the Jxine 15 hear¬ ing, the petitions recite, the fact that the plaintiffs engaged in communications and broadcasting are in danger of losing their licenses and in danger of being compelled to go out of business entirely will be widely advertised and customers here and abroad will be induced thereby to withdraw their business to the great and irreparable injury of the plaintiffs. It is further pointed out that should the Commission deny the applications of the communications companies and the Na¬ tional Broadcasting Company, the business of these companies would be destroyed and their machinery and equipment would be made largely valueless.

"Should the applications for frequencies be denied, the petitions state, the plaintiff companies will be compelled to abandon their business, and will be deprived of their liberty and property without due process of law, in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, Section 13 W the Federal Radio Act is void, the petition sets fort :!, in that it violates th\ Fifth Amendment of the Constitution by depriving the persons vfco come within il\ terms of their liberty and property without due process of law, and in that it violates Section 9 of Article 1 of the Constitution which prohibits bills of att8^.nd6r and ex post facto laws,"

WKB iiPPEALS DECISION

WHB Broadcasting Company, Station WH3 , Kansas City, Missouri, this week ap¬ pealed to the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia from a decision of the Commission denying this station an increase from 500 to 1,000 watts power. Sta¬ tion WHE operates on a frequency of 860 kc daytime. The appeal sots up that the Commission's decision was not in accord with the testimony taken at the hear¬ ing upon the application.

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June 6, 1931

TIME SHARING COMFULSORY

The following letter is "being sent to all broadcasting stations now sharing operating time by the Commission over the signature of James W. Baldwin, secret¬ ary:

"Reference is made to General Order 105, which became effective at 3 o’clock a.m. Eastern Standard Time, April 30, 1931.

"The attention of all broadcasting stations licensed to share time is es¬ pecially directed to Section 4 of the Order. All such stations which are suc¬ cessful in reaching an agreement as to a definite schedule of periods of time to be used by each of them shall reduce said time agreement to writing and file the same in triplicate with each application for renewal of license. All copies of the agreement shall be signed by a qualified representative of each station.

"Broadcasting station licensees who are unable to reach a time-sharing agree¬ ment shall file a statement to that effect with the application for renewal of license.

"Failure to file any documents pertaining to the operating schedule shall be considered as a defect in the application for renews o" license within the mean¬ ing of Section (l). Sub-title (B) of General Order 93. (Note., Refer Section

(8), Paragraph (A) of General Order 105). "

JGR PROTESTS WERC EXPERIMENTAL POV/ER

Station WGR, Buffalo, N. Y. filed a protest with the Commission this week against the 500 watts experimental power which has been granted to Station WICRC, Cincinnati, Ohio. Both stations are assigned to the frequency of 550 kilocycles. Due to interference being caused with Station WGR through the continued use of 1 lOV by the Cincinnati station, the Buffalo Broadcasting Corporation, operators of the complaining station, alleges that station WICRC was authorized to increase its power without notice and without opportunity for Station WGR to be heard in opposition. Following this motion the Coranission has ordered the renewal of license application of Station WFRC set for hearing, basing this action on the analagous question v/hich has been raised by the decision of the District of Col¬ umbia Court of Appeals in the case of Station WTMJ, The Milwaukee Journal, against the Federal Radio Commission, in which it was alleged that StationWTMJ was being interfered with by a station in Florida which was authorized to operate on the frequency occupied by Station WTMJ without the Milwaukee station being given an opportunity to be heard in opposition thereto."

EYES TURN TO RADIO SHOW

The annual Radio Trade Show which opens at Chicago next week will hold the center stage. Television will be one subject which will receive careful con¬ sideration.

June 6, 1931

BROADCASTING STATION COST

The Advisory Committee on Engineering Developments in its recent report to the National Advisory Council on Radio in Education made an effort to compile hroadcasting station investment and operating costs. Only a summary of the figures can he given in this bulletin. These figures, it must be pointed out,

arc approximations only, and, to item appearing in the tabulations

use the words of the committee might increase as much as 100

’’the cost of any per cent.

The s\iramary follows;

1 ,000-watt

5,000-watt

50 ,000-watt

Capital investment .

$ 44,900

$127,000

$338,000

Annual maintenance and operat¬ ing costs;

Studios and offices ... $ 24,900

Plant . $ 24,150

Total annual costs, mini¬ mum schedule . $ 49,050

(For 5 Hours) (Daily)

$ 52,000 $ 73,100

$125,100 (For 5 Hours) (Daily)

$ 83,000 $213,150

$296,150 (For 12 Hours) (Daily)

Total annual costs, 10 hours daily .

$ 64,400

$154,100

$296,150

Grand total of investment and operating costs for first year

$109,300

$281,100

$634,150

(NO PROGRAM COSTS ARE INCLUDED)

The Council will publish the complete report as Information Series No. 5 and will be sent to stations holding associate membership in the Council.

STATION MANAGER AVAlLi'iBLE

The maneger of one of the South's leading broadcasting stations will be available for a position within the next week or ten days. This man has had more than five years experience in radio and has managed two important stations, the last of which was a clear channel station. In addition to executive capa¬ city, his training and quality of voice has permitted him to engage in every phase of radio work, including announcing and dramatic work. Stations inter¬ ested should write NAB headquarters, National Press Building, V/pshington, D. C. and refer to file No. 6531A.

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'rtTMJ i^'OULD IlTTERVEl®

Counsel for Station WTMJ, the Journal Compary, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this week filed a petition asking permission to intervene in the hearing scheduled for June 15 on the renewal applications of the Radio Corporation of America and its subsidiaries. Oswald F. Schuette, executive secretary of the Radio Protective Association, has also asked permission to intervene. \TIMJ has an application pending for the frequency of ^NR, Chicago, one of the stations operated by the NBC, and Schuette has been active in the patent fight against the RCA group.

KTNT GETS STAY ORDER

Sustaining the report of the Chief Examiner, the Commission on June 5 denied a renewal application to Station KTNT, owned and operated by Norman Baker at IJbis- catine , Iowa. The grounds for decision stated that Muscatine now receives good service; that a more equitable distribution of facilities results from the denial; that programs included personal and bitter attacks upon individuals; that inter¬ ests of listening public were subordinated to those of licensee; that obscene and indecent language was broadcast; that the public interest would not be served by renewing the application. Station KTNT has been operating on a temporary license. A stay order was obtained from the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Friday afternoon.

STiiTION WLBX aPFE.iLS

The right to hear testimony and decide cases on issues other than those set up by the Commission in its notices of hearing is involved in the appeal to the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia this week by John N. Brahy, Station '.7IBX, Long Island City, N. Y. (No. 5414). The appeal is from a decision of the Commission denying the station's application for renewal of license. A petition for a stay order was granted. The notice for appeal states that the applicant was heard upon issues which were unknown to him until the time of hearing.

MUSICIANS MEET . NEXT f.7EEK

The 36th annual convention of the American Federation of Musicians will be held at Chattanooga, Tenn. next week. Joe N. Weber, president of the Federation in a letter to all locals pointed out that "strikes, picketing or boycotts end kindred methods in places where our services are not needed will now seldom avail us anything," He also wrote that there was a time when a strike could close hundreds of places but that this condition "is not so any longer." "This is what local unions must realize and make their members understand," he wrote.

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STATION CERTIFICATES READY

New certificates of membership are now being prepared and will be mailed to all members of the National Association of Broadcasters in good standing within the next few days. CERTIFICATES WILL BE MAILED ONLY TO JffiMBERS IN GOOD STAINING. These certificates are new in typography and size and will supersede all certi¬ ficates now in use.

STATION BREAK RULING

Individual stations carrying network programs are responsible for compliance with General Order 8, according to a communication received from the Commission by a station requesting a ruling. General Order 8 provides that each station "shall announce its call letters and location as frequently as may be practicable while it is broadcasting, and in any event not less than once during each fifteen minutes of transmission." This requirement is waived, however, "when such an¬ nouncement would interrupt a single consecutive speech or musical number, and in such cases the announcement of the call letters and location shall be made at the beginning and end of such nimber. " The order has beor. .fi efr’eor u.'-nce May 11,

1927, and was adopted for the purpose of "fecilitatiug a more accurate check on station frequencies" by supervisors.

STATION WOOD APPEALS DECISION

‘The Keystone Broadcasting Corporation of Harrisburg this wee3o appealed a de- cis:]ou of the Commission denying to Station WCOD, Hor-risburg ^ Pro au increase of from ^00 to 050 watts daytime power. The appeal (No, b-ilby '"ileu in the Court of Appeals oi the District of Col''ambia states that she j;d.-aclLr.g by the Commission is not in ac'.-ord with the testimony tad-cen at the hearing bclore Uoiex K/n .’niner Yost. The station operates on 1200 kc with 100 watts sharing with fUZJC, Lan¬ caster, Pennsylvania,

EQUIPNjENT VfANTED

From time to time the NAB receives requests for the purchase of broadcast¬ ing equipment. Any member who has equipment for sale and desires to do so, may send in a description of such equipment, and any inquiries will be referred to him. The NAB vnll not sell the equipment. It will only assist in bringing the parties together and merely as a service to members.

BILL ACQUIRES WMBD

The Commission on June 5 granted the application for voluntarj'- assignment of license of Station WMBD, Peoria, Illinois, from E. M. Kahler to the Peoria Broad¬ casting Company, a corporation controlled hy Edgar L. Bill, formerly raana^ger of Station WLS , Chicago. Mr. Bill will leave the employ of WLS this week.

June 6, 1931

WHA-WLBL ARGUKENT HEARD

Coxinsel representing the University of Wisconsin end the State Department of Agriculture and Markets of Y/isconsin, operators of Stations WHA, Madison, and ’.VLBL, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, argued the caffe of these stations before the Com¬ mission this week. The apulicants have requested authority to consolidate both stations and operate at Madison with 5 KW day power on the present assignment of WL3L. After the hearing, the Examiner recommended denial of the applications. Exceptions having been filed, the Commission heard formal argument this week. ’.7BEN, The Biiffalo Evening News, assigned to full time on 900 kc appeared in op¬ position to the granting of the Wisconsin applicants' request.

620 KC HEARING ENDS

After seven full days of hearing testimony in the case involving the assign¬ ment of WTMJ, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the frequency of 620 kc , Examiner Pratt concluded the taking of evidence on Wednesday of this week. More than twenty- one hundred pages of testimony have been reported in order that the Commission may fully comply with the mandate of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

The court order provided that the service area of WTMJ should be "materially restored" by the Commission to what it was prior to November, 1929.

EDUCATIONAL STATIONS DWINDLE

There has bee n a steady trend toward commercialization of educational broad¬ casting stations, according to an article printed this week in the United States Daily. The article states:

"Official records of the Commission show that since Feb, 23, 1927, when that agency took over administration of broadcasting, 53 educational radio stations have been deleted from the lists. Of these 23 have been assigned to commercial interests on application of the stations themselves. There are approximately 50 stations now operated by educational institutions, according to the records.

The following additional information was mad.e available;

"For the most part educational stations have been unable to compete effectively with commercial broadcasters. On the whole, such stations have found it difficult to keep abreast of engineering developments in radio, and install modern apparatus, required under new technical regulations promulgated by the Commission."

WGAR PLaNS new HOME

An attractive American type brick structure will be the new home of the trans¬ mitting equipment of Station WGAR, Cleveland, Ohio. It is estimated that $50,000. will be expended to construct the new transmitter and its attractive home.

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June 6, 1931

EXAMINERS* REPORTS

In re application of Pacific Development Radio Company, Los Angeles, Calif, (KECA) for construction permit to increase day power to KW. Docket 1110. Report 174. Examiner Walkc-r recommends denial of application.

In re application of C. M. Schaaf, Fort Collins, Colorado, for construction permit to erect new station on 1200 kc with 15 watts to share with KGEW and KGEK. Docket 1058. Report 175. Examiner Vi/alker recommends denial of application.

In re application of Debs Memorial Radio Fund, Inc, New York City (\YEVD) for renewal of license on 1300 kc with 500 watts. Docket 969. Report 176. (Ori¬ ginally reported in Report 38), Examiner Pratt recommends denial of application.

In re application of Radio Broadcasting Corporation, Twin Falls, Idaho,

(KTFI) for construction permit to change frequency to 550 kc with 1 107, and 2 ICW LS, to share time wjth KOAC. Docket 1085. Report 177. Examiner Hyde recom¬ mends denial of application.

In re application of H. 3. Read, Salem, Oregon, for construction permit to erect new station on 550 kc with 250 watts and to share with KOAC. Docket 1085. Report 177. Examiner Hyde recommends denial of application.

In re application of John L.Eaer, trading as Westmoreland County Advertising Service, Greensbu.rg, Fa, for construction permit to erect new station on 850 kc with 1 KW and daytime operation. Docket 1139. Report 178. Examiner Walker recommends denial of application.

In re application of Meade Johnston, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for construction permit to erect a new station on 1370 kc with 100 watts and daytime operation. Docket 920. Report 179, (Supplemental toReport 39). Examiner Pratt recom¬ mends denial of application.

In re application of Pioneer Mercantile Company, Bakersfield, Calif, for construction permit to erect a new station on 1490 kc with 5 KW and unlimited time. Docket 1142, Report 180. Examiner Walker recommends denial of appli¬ cation.

ACTION ON EXAMINERS’ REPORTS

The following action was taken on Examiners ReDPrts by the Commission during the current week:

Ex. Rep. Norman Baker No. 100 Muscatine, Iowa

Denied renewal of license, sustaining Examiner Yost.

Ex, Rep, New Haven Brdcg Co. No. 143 New Haven, Conn.

Denied C.p. 1420 kc , 250 W. daytime, sus¬ taining Examiner Walker.

Ex. Rep, R. P. Denman No. 141 Paris, Texas

Denied C.P. 1210 kc, 100 W, daytime, sus¬ taining Examiner Hyde,

Ex. Rep, David R.Gray No. 138 Duncan, Oklahoma

Denied by default C.P. 1270 kc , 1 KW, un¬ limited, sustaining Examiner Hyde,

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J\ine 6, 1931

APFLIC.iT I OITS CRaNTED

The following applications were granted by the Comnission at its sessions during the current week:

CiiLL NAME OF APPLICAITT

Nature of grai^

W C A 0 Monumental Radio Inc, Baltimore, Maryland

Granted mod. of lie. to change name to

The Monumental Radio Co.

W 0 S Missouri State Marketing

Bureau

Jefferson City, Missouri

Granted mod. of lie. to change tim.e from

WOS end EFRU half time, WGBF half time, to operate KOS and KFRU simultaneously with WGBF until local sunset, WOS and

KFRU 1/2 time at night, WGBF l/2 time at night.

W K B I WKBI, Inc.

Caicago, Illinois

Granted mod, of lie. to use transmitter and studio of WHFC at 6138 W. 22d St. Cicero, Illinois.

W R E C - WPJ3C, Inc.

W 0 A N Memphis, Tenn.

Granted authority for direct measurement of antenna input.

W RAX IiTRAX Broadcasting Co.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Granted authority for direct n^asurement of antenna input.

K U S D Univ. of South Dakota Vermillion, S. Dak.

Granted permission to discontinue operat¬ ing from June 6 to Sept. 14, and station KFNF to use KUSD's time during this period.

Vi/ B B R Peoples Pulpit Ass'n Brooklyn, N. Y.

Granted permission to discontinue opera¬ tion from July 27 to 31, inc. in order to make certain improveraonts and adjustments in program department.

K G Y St. Martins College

Lacey, Washington

Granted permission to discontinue broad¬ casting during period June 21 to August 2,

K 0 C W Okla. College for Women Chicka.sha, Okla.

Granted permission to suspend broadcast¬ ing from June 5 to Sept. 15.

W M I L Arthur Faske

Brooklyn, N. Y.

Granted permission to continue testing for 10 days from June 2, pending decision on application for license.

W M B D E. M. Kahler, Ov/ner,

Peoria Heights Radio La.b. Peoria, Illinois

Granted consent to voluntary essignment of license to Peoria Broadcasting Co,

W I B A The Capital Times Co.

The Wisconsin State Journal Broadcasting Company Madison, Wisconsin

Granted application to consolidate WISJ and WIBA to operate under call letters

WIBA on frequency 1280 kc, 500 watts night, 1 KW LS, unlimited time.