PRESS-RADIO AND ASCAP WARS

There’s a lot to the story of how newspapers were threatened by radio in its first quarter-century of influence.  First the issue was dilution of papers’ advertising revenues and, later, radio simply outpaced the printed page in delivery speed to a nation hungry for news.

(Shades of RIAA litigation: The music industry also felt threatened by the Demon Radio.)

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