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Radio's New Deal: The NRA and U.S. Broadcasting, 1933-1935
Unformatted Document Text:  25 7 Based on internal NBC documents, the company also intended to highlight the NRA’s benefits to manufacturers, dealers, and consumers as part of its wider cooperative effort to back the New Deal accords and the Roosevelt administration. NBC papers collection, US Mss 17AF, Box 20c, Folder 12; Telegram from Frank Russell to Phillips S. Carlin, August 31, 1933, NBC papers collection, US Mss 17AF, Box 20c, Folder 12. 8 "Full Text of Proposed Code for the Broadcast Industry," Broadcasting, September 1, 1933, 7. 9 Dr. Herman S. Hettinger, "Size and Scope of the Broadcast Industry," Broadcasting, September l, 1933, 11. 10 "We Pay Our Respects to James Wallace Baldwin," Broadcasting, October 1, 1933, 31; Sol Taishoff, "Stations, Agencies Await NRA Hearing," Broadcasting, September 15, 1933, 7. 11 Sol Taishoff, "Basic Problems Face NAB Convention," Broadcasting, October l, 1933, 7; Interview with William S. Hedges by Frank Ernest Hill, March 28, 1951, "30 Years in Broadcasting: A Limited View of One Man Watching The Growth of An Industry," pps. 9-10, William S. Hedges papers collection, Box 2, US Mss 54AF. 12 "A $100,000,000 Year (editorial), Broadcasting, October 1, 1934, 30; Confidential memo from O.B. Hanson to R.C. Patterson, Jr., August 8, 1933, NBC papers collection, US Mss 17AF, Box 20c, Folder 12; "Radio Code about Set, but Labor Problems Stalled for 90 days," Variety, October 24, 1933, 36. 13 Ibid. 14 "Company Solution for Mikemen," Variety, October 10, 1933, 33; "Company Union NBC Solution for Mikemen," Variety, October 10, 1933, 33. 15 "Tightening Radio Grip," Variety, November 14, 1933, 41. 16 "Broadcasting Code is Signed; Becomes Effective December 11," Broadcasting, December 1, 1933, 10. 17 "Labor Representation on Code Boards Conceded," The Labor Clarion, December 15, 1933, 1; "G.O.P. Charges of Radio ’Muzzling’ By Administration Arouse Industry," Broadcasting, December 15, 1933, 18. 18 "Chain Income from Time Sales," Variety, January 9, 1934, 31; "Radio Code Authority Gets Going," Variety, December 19, 1933, 38. 19 So1 Taishoff, "Code Authority to Crack Down on Violators," Broadcasting, March 15, 1934, 5. 20 "NRA Asks 30-Hour Week, 10 percent Wage Boost," Broadcasting, April 1, 1934, 5, "James Baldwin Raps NRA Ideas on Expanded Payrolls, Shorter Hours, As Fatal to Stations," Variety, April 3, 1934, 35; "Union Labor Unfurl its Battle Flags," The Labor Clarion, February 13, 1933, 1. 21 "Wage Raise Would Eliminate Small Stations, NRA is Told," Broadcasting, May 15, 1934, 13; "Ask NRA Hands Off Code for Year," Variety, May 15, 1934, 39. 22 According to the IBEW’s brief, wage changes would require 42 stations employing 439 technicians to raise workers $4 weekly, 182 stations employing 813 to add $3, and 252 stations employing 554 to add $2. 23 Telegrams from O.B. Hanson to Frank Russell, May 7 & 14, 1934, NBC papers collection, US Mss 17AF, Box 90, Folder 53. 24 Ibid. 25 Memo from R.C. Patterson, Memo to Messrs. Woods and Rosenblum, May 29, 1935, US Mss 17AF, Box 39, Folder 54.

Authors: Mazzocco, Dennis.
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Based on internal NBC documents, the company also intended to highlight the NRA’s benefits to manufacturers,
dealers, and consumers as part of its wider cooperative effort to back the New Deal accords and the Roosevelt
administration. NBC papers collection, US Mss 17AF, Box 20c, Folder 12; Telegram from Frank Russell to
Phillips S. Carlin, August 31, 1933, NBC papers collection, US Mss 17AF, Box 20c, Folder 12.
8
"Full Text of Proposed Code for the Broadcast Industry," Broadcasting, September 1, 1933, 7.
9
Dr. Herman S. Hettinger, "Size and Scope of the Broadcast Industry," Broadcasting, September l, 1933, 11.
10
"We Pay Our Respects to James Wallace Baldwin," Broadcasting, October 1, 1933, 31; Sol Taishoff, "Stations,
Agencies Await NRA Hearing," Broadcasting, September 15, 1933, 7.
11
Sol Taishoff, "Basic Problems Face NAB Convention," Broadcasting, October l, 1933, 7; Interview with William
S. Hedges by Frank Ernest Hill, March 28, 1951, "30 Years in Broadcasting: A Limited View of One Man Watching
The Growth of An Industry," pps. 9-10, William S. Hedges papers collection, Box 2, US Mss 54AF.
12
"A $100,000,000 Year (editorial), Broadcasting, October 1, 1934, 30; Confidential memo from O.B. Hanson to
R.C. Patterson, Jr., August 8, 1933, NBC papers collection, US Mss 17AF, Box 20c, Folder 12; "Radio Code about
Set, but Labor Problems Stalled for 90 days," Variety, October 24, 1933, 36.
13
Ibid.
14
"Company Solution for Mikemen," Variety, October 10, 1933, 33; "Company Union NBC Solution for Mikemen,"
Variety, October 10, 1933, 33.
15
"Tightening Radio Grip," Variety, November 14, 1933, 41.
16
"Broadcasting Code is Signed; Becomes Effective December 11," Broadcasting, December 1, 1933, 10.
17
"Labor Representation on Code Boards Conceded," The Labor Clarion, December 15, 1933, 1; "G.O.P. Charges
of Radio ’Muzzling’ By Administration Arouse Industry," Broadcasting, December 15, 1933, 18.
18
"Chain Income from Time Sales," Variety, January 9, 1934, 31; "Radio Code Authority Gets Going," Variety,
December 19, 1933, 38.
19
So1 Taishoff, "Code Authority to Crack Down on Violators," Broadcasting, March 15, 1934, 5.
20
"NRA Asks 30-Hour Week, 10 percent Wage Boost," Broadcasting, April 1, 1934, 5, "James Baldwin Raps NRA
Ideas on Expanded Payrolls, Shorter Hours, As Fatal to Stations," Variety, April 3, 1934, 35; "Union Labor Unfurl
its Battle Flags," The Labor Clarion, February 13, 1933, 1.
21
"Wage Raise Would Eliminate Small Stations, NRA is Told," Broadcasting, May 15, 1934, 13; "Ask NRA
Hands Off Code for Year," Variety, May 15, 1934, 39.
22
According to the IBEW’s brief, wage changes would require
42
stations employing
439
technicians to raise
workers
$4
weekly,
182
stations employing
813
to add
$3,
and
252
stations employing
554
to add
$2.
23
Telegrams from O.B. Hanson to Frank Russell, May 7 & 14, 1934, NBC papers collection, US Mss 17AF, Box
90, Folder 53.
24
Ibid.
25
Memo from R.C. Patterson, Memo to Messrs. Woods and Rosenblum, May 29, 1935, US Mss 17AF, Box 39,
Folder 54.


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