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Records of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)

Abstract

Title:
Records of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
Author/Creator:
National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
Collection number:
NPBA 94-40
Size:
27.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1979-1989
Inclusive dates:
1975-1994
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) is a national, grass-roots, non-profit organization which has served non-commercial community-based radio stations since 1975. The collection documents NFCB's adminstrative activities, its work with member stations and its program exchange service. Materials in this collection include articles, audio tape cassettes, audio tape reels, correspondence, fliers, legal documents, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, papers, press releases, program guides, publications, and reports. A large part of the collection consists of NFCB member station files and materials concerning NFCB's program exchange service.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Records of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB), Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1596
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) is a national, grass-roots, non-profit organization which has served non-commercial community-based radio stations since 1975. There are currently some 170 stations, producers, and organizations in the membership of NFCB, representing diverse communities from remote regions of Alaska to densely populated cities, in markets ranging from Native American reservations to large metropolitan areas.

Community broadcasters first met as a group in the summer of 1973 in Seattle, Washington. Only a half-dozen community licensed stations were on the air at that time. Representatives from those stations, as well as representatives of another dozen groups interested in building stations, were present.

Two years later, the National Alternative Radio Conference (NARC) convened in Madison, Wisconsin. Representatives of some 40 community broadcast organizations gathered to discuss the future of community radio. The group agreed upon the need for a national organization to represent community broadcasters. Only through such an organization could community stations have a voice in national policy concerning noncommercial broadcasting. Several months later, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters was founded. Tom Thomas and Terry Clifford were named to head the new organization, and Bill Thomas was confirmed as head of the cooperative program exchange service. Thomas and Clifford opened NFCB's national headquarters in Washington, D.C.

NFCB's initial mission was to develop training manuals for stations, to help stations obtain Federal Communication Commission licenses, to promote the participation of minorities and women at all levels of public broadcasting, and to establish the Program Exchange, a sharing of programming tapes among member stations. Since then, the organization's mission has expanded to promote the ideals and role of community radio in the public broadcasting system, to assist and advocate for the successful operation and funding of local stations and projects, and to facilitate the production of high quality and innovative programming from diverse sources.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, community radio expanded rapidly. NFCB grew along with community radio, soon reaching a membership of 75 stations and broadcasting groups. The Public Radio Legal Handbook and AudioCraft, a production training manual, were published in the late '70s. NFCB was instrumental in bringing people of color into community radio in the early eighties. It organized the first Minority Producers Conference in 1982. NFCB also assisted in the development of national policies to enhance local community stations by helping to make it possible for non-National Public Radio (NPR) stations to receive grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

During the 1980s, NFCB experienced several changes in administration. In 1984, NFCB President Tom Thomas and Vice President Terry Clifford both resigned. Later that year, Carol Schatz, former general manager of Bethel Broadcasting in Alaska, became the second president of NFCB. The new president came to NFCB when the organization and many of its member stations were struggling with internal conflicts and financial crises. NFCB survived this period, though staff was reduced from nine full-time employees to four. The Program Exchange was also eliminated.

In the fall of 1986, Schatz resigned. An outside consultant was hired to evaluate NFCB's situation. The consultant described NFCB's future as "in doubt." Lynn Chadwick was chosen as the next president of NFCB in 1987. The period between 1987 and 1990 was a time of reorganization and redefinition for the organization. Due to financial problems, NFCB operated with as few as two staff members at times. In 1987, the NFCB Steering Committee was eliminated and the NFCB Board of Directors was formed.

By 1991, NFCB's financial and operational recovery was well underway. Since then, NFCB has once again become a strong, stable voice for community broadcasters. The organization's membership reached 100 in March of 1994, and has continued to grow. NFCB developed The Healthy Station Project, which was designed to support and create successful local stations. In 1995, the national headquarters of NFCB was relocated from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, California, where the organization combined operations with Western Public Radio.

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters continues to serve its member stations. The NFCB staff is dedicated to representing the views of the membership in such national arenas as the CPB, the FCC, and the United States Congress. NFCB provides information and referral services in all aspects of community broadcasting. Several publications are available through NFCB, including a monthly newsletter. NFCB also hosts an Annual Community Radio Conference, where station representatives can receive training in several areas of broadcasting and can take advantage of networking opportunities.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Records of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters includes material from 1975 to 1994, with the bulk of the material dating between 1979 and 1989. Materials in this collection include articles, audio tape cassettes, audio tape reels, correspondence, fliers, legal documents, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, papers, press releases, program guides, publications, and reports. A large part of the collection consists of NFCB member station files and materials concerning NFCB's program exchange service.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Records of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters was donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by Lynn Chadwick in December of 1993 and May of 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Heather L. Moore and Kristi Mashon, July 1996. Revised by Karen E. King, April 2007.

Processing note:

Documents were placed in acid-free folders which were then put into acid-free boxes. Materials were divided into series and generally arranged alphabetically.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Karen E. King, April 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1976-1994 (1.25 linear feet)

This series contains the administrative files of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. This includes internal records, such as annual reports, correspondence, and employee information. Also included are NFCB press releases, NFCB testimony concerning public telecommunications legislation, and NFCB conference materials. Twelve cassette tapes of NFCB Award Ceremonies are also included in this series [located in box 13]. Files are arranged alphabetically, and tapes are arranged chronologically when a date is available.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Activity Plan/Budget/Annual Report, 1978, 1984 series 1box 1folder 1
Conferences, 1976-1985 series 1box 1folder 2
Correspondence, 1983 series 1box 1folder 3
Minority Affairs, undated series 1box 1folder 4
NFCB: Employee Information -- Miscellaneous, 1980 series 1box 1folder 5
NFCB Fliers and Pamphlets, undated series 1box 1folder 6
NFCB Minority Ownership Workshops, 1980 series 1box 1folder 7
Press Releases, 1983-1989 series 1box 1folder 8
Public Telecommunications Legislation -- NFCB Testimony and Related Materials, 1977-1981 series 1box 1folder 9
Public Telecommunications Legislation -- NFCB Testimony and Related Materials, 1977-1981 series 1box 1folder 10
Public Telecommunications Legislation -- NFCB Testimony and Related Materials, 1977-1981 series 1box 1folder 11
Recommendations for NFCB, July 1980 series 1box 1folder 12
Satellite: SYNAPSE Project, 1977 series 1box 1folder 13
UNESCO Conference of 1977, 1977 series 1box 1folder 14
1994 Community Radio Program Award Finalists, 1994 series 1box 1folder 15
NFCB Awards , July 9, 1983 series 1box 13folder 1
Opening Remarks , August 15, 1984 series 1box 13folder 2
Awards , 1984 series 1box 13folder 3
NFCB Community Radio Program Awards , July 23, 1986 series 1box 13folder 4
Members Meeting - Awards, July 24, 1986 series 1box 13folder 5
NFCB Awards , 1993 series 1box 13folder 6
New York Kids Acceptance , undated series 1box 13folder 7
Watkins/Jenny/Lorenzo Lunch , undated series 1box 13folder 8
Awards Banquet Sides 1-2 , undated series 1box 13folder 9
Awards Banquet Side 3 , undated series 1box 13folder 10
Entry Tape NFCB Awards , undated series 1box 13folder 11
NFCB Awards , undated series 1box 13folder 12

Series 2: Member Stations, 1975-1989 (16.75 linear feet)

This series consists of the files that NFCB kept on each of its member stations. Although the material in each folder varies according to the information sent by the station to NFCB, folders may contain station program guides, newsletters, schedules, annual reports, and other materials. Also included in this series are two 4" audio reels [located in box 17]. Files are arranged in the following manner: letter sized folders and oversized folders are separated, then arranged alphabetically according to station call letters.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
KALW [San Franciso, California], 1987-1988 series 2box folder 16
KBBI [Homer, Alaska], 1984-1986 series 2box folder 17
KBRW [Barrow, Alaska], 1985 series 2box folder 18
KCSB [Santa Barbara, California], 1985-1987 series 2box folder 19
KEYA [Belcourt, North Dakota], 1980-1982 series 2box folder 20
KFCF [Fresno, California], 1977-1981 series 2box folder 21
KGNU [Boulder, Colorado], 1977-1987 series 2box folder 22
KHNS [Haines, Alaska], 1984-1985 series 2box folder 23
KHSU [Arcata, California], 1987 series 2box folder 24
KHUM [Denver, Colorado], 1976-1978 series 2box folder 25
KKFI [Kansas City, Missouri], 1978-1988 series 2box folder 26
KKUP [Cupertino, California], 1981-1984 series 2box folder 27
KMUD [Garberville, California], 1987-1988 series 2box folder 28
KMXT [Kodiak, Alaska], 1980-1988 series 2box folder 29
KPRN [Grand Junction, Colorado], 1988 series 2box folder 30
KSER [Seattle, WA], 1988 series 2box folder 31
KSKO [McGrath, Alaska], 1987-1989 series 2box folder 32
KSJV [Fresno, California], 1981-1985 series 2box folder 33
KTAD [St. Louis, Missouri], 1986 series 2box folder 34
KUNC [Greeley, Colorado], 1985-1987 series 2box folder 35
KXCI [Tuscon, Arizona], 1982-1985 series 2box folder 36
KXCR [El Paso, Texas], 1985-1987 series 2box folder 37
KYUK [Bethel, Alaska], 1985-1987 series 2box folder 38
KZYX [Philo, California], 1988 series 2box folder 39
WBJC [Baltimore, Maryland], 1988 series 2box folder 40
WCSB [Cleveland, Ohio], 1984-1986 series 2box folder 41
WDNA [Miami, Florida], 1981-1983 series 2box folder 42
WECI [Richmond, Indiana], 1985-1989 series 2box folder 43
WEVO [Concord, New Hampshire], 1979-1980 series 2box folder 44
WFAC [Columbus, Ohio], 1976 series 2box folder 45
WFUV [Bronx, New York], 1987-1988 series 2box folder 46
WGTB [Washington, D.C.], 1975-1976 series 2box folder 47
WJFF [Jeffersonville, New York], 1988-1989 series 2box folder 48
WJSU [Jackson, Mississippi], 1986 series 2box folder 49
WLCC [Lansing, Michigan], 1985-1988 series 2box folder 50
WLNV [Derby, Connecticut], 1975-1977 series 2box folder 51
WNKU [Highland Heights, Kentucky], 1985-1988 series 2box folder 52
WMNF [Tampa, Florida], 1980-1988 series 2box folder 53
WMMT [Whitesburg, Kentucky], 1987-1988 series 2box folder 54
WOBC [Oberlin, Ohio], 1986 series 2box folder 55
WRKF [Baton Rouge, Lousiana], 1981-1983 series 2box folder 56
WRPI [Troy, New York], 1985-1988 series 2box folder 57
WUMB [Boston, Massachusetts], 1985-1988 series 2box folder 58
WUSB [Stony Brook, New York], 1985-1989 series 2box folder 59
WVSU [Birmingham, Alabama], 1986 series 2box folder 60
WWOZ [New Orleans, Louisiana], 1980-1983 series 2box folder 61
WWUH [West Hartford, Connecticut], 1986-1988 series 2box folder 62
KABF [Little Rock, Arizona], 1984-1986 series 2box 2folder 1
KANZ [Dodge City, Kansas], 1978-1984 series 2box 2folder 2
KAOS [Olympia, Washington], 1976-1988 series 2box 2folder 3
KAXE [Grand Rapids, Minnesota], 1978-1985 series 2box 2folder 4
KAZU [Pacific Grove, California], 1979-1984 series 2box 2folder 5
KBBF [Santa Rosa, California], 1975-1980 series 2box 2folder 6
KBFT [Browning, Montana], 1984-1985 series 2box 2folder 7
KBOO [Portland, Oregon], 1976-1987 series 2box 2folder 8
KCAW [Sitka, Alaska], 1983-1987 series 2box 3folder 1
KCBX [San Luis Obispo, California], 1975 series 2box 3folder 2
KCHU [Dallas, Texas], 1975-1977 series 2box 3folder 3
KDHX [St. Louis, Missouri], 1978-1989 series 2box 3folder 4
KDNA [St. Louis, Missouri], 1971-1976 series 2box 3folder 5
KDNK [Carbondale, Colorado], 1984-1989 series 2box 3folder 6
KESP [Eureka Springs, Arizona], 1980 series 2box 3folder 7
KFAI [Minneapolis, Minnesota], 1978-1987 series 2box 3folder 8
KFSK [Petersburg, Alaska], 1981-1984 series 2box 3folder 9
KMPO [Modesto, California], 1983-1985 series 2box 3folder 10
KMUN [Astoria, Oregon], 1982-1988 series 2box 3folder 11
KNON [Dallas, Texas], 1983-1986 series 2box 3folder 12
KOPN [Columbia, Missouri], 1973-1985 series 2box 4folder 1
KOTO [Telluride, Colorado], 1976-1985 series 2box 4folder 2
KPCW [Park City, Utah], 1980-1984 series 2box 4folder 3
KPFA [Berkeley, California] (1 of 2), 1975-1988 series 2box 4folder 4
KPFA [Berkeley, California] (2 of 2), 1975-1988 series 2box 4folder 5
KPFK [Los Angeles, California], 1978-1988 series 2box 5folder 1
KPFT [Houston, Texas], 1973-1983 series 2box 5folder 2
KRAB [Seattle, Washington], 1973-1984 series 2box 5folder 3
KRBD [Ketchikan, Alaska], 1979-1987 series 2box 5folder 4
KRCL [Salt Lake City, Utah], 1981-1988 series 2box 5folder 5
KSHI [Sun Valley, Idaho], 1983 series 2box 5folder 6
KTAO [Los Gatos, California], 1971-1973 series 2box 5folder 7
KTOO [Juneau, Alaska], 1974-1988 series 2box 6folder 1
KUBO [Salinas, California], 1980-1984 series 2box 6folder 2
KUFW [Keene, California], 1983 series 2box 6folder 3
KUMD [Duluth, Minnesota], 1985-1987 series 2box 6folder 4
KUSP [Santa Cruz, California], 1978-1984 series 2box 6folder 5
KUVO [Denver, Colorado], 1984-1985 series 2box 6folder 6
KVMR [Nevada City, California], 1981-1988 series 2box 6folder 7
KVNF [Paonia, Colorado], 1979-1984 series 2box 6folder 8
KZUM [Lincoln, Nebraska], 1977-1989 series 2box 6folder 9
WAIF [Cincinnati, Ohio], 1975-1982 series 2box 7folder 1
WBAI [New York, New York], 1978-1988 series 2box 7folder 2
WCUW [Worcester, Massachusetts] (1 of 2), 1976-1988 series 2box 7folder 3
WCUW [Worcester, Massachusetts] (2 of 2), 1976-1988 series 2box 7folder 4
WDCB [Glen Ellyn, Illinois], 1986-1987 series 2box 7folder 5
WEFT [Champaign, Illinois], 1980-1985 series 2box 7folder 6
WEVL [Memphis, Tennessee], 1976-1983 series 2box 8folder 1
WOBO [Batavia, Ohio], 198?-1989 series 2box 8folder 2
WOJB [Hayward, Wisconsin], 1982-1989 series 2box 8folder 3
WOMR [Provincetown, Massachusetts], 1981-1989 series 2box 8folder 4
WORT [Madison, Wisconsin], 1975-1989 series 2box 8folder 5
WPFW [Washington, D.C.], 1977-1987 series 2box 8folder 6
WRUW [Cleveland, Ohio], 1984-1987 series 2box 8folder 7
WRFG [Atlanta, Georgia], 1974-1989 series 2box 9folder 1
WVMR [Marlinton, West Virginia], 1979 series 2box 9folder 2
WXPN [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], 1979-1981 series 2box 9folder 3
WXPR [Rhinelander, Wisconsin], 1980-1987 series 2box 9folder 4
WYEP [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania], 1974-1982 series 2box 9folder 5
WYSO [Yellow Springs, Ohio], 1974-1989 series 2box 9folder 6
Station Sign-On KMUN, 4" reel, April 17, 1983 series 2box 17folder 1
KXCI Sign-On, 4" reel, November 12, 1983 series 2box 17folder 2

Series 3: Program Service, 1975-1984 (7.25 linear feet)

This series documents NFCB's program exchange service. Program catalogues, program newsletters, sales records for a book on program resources, and program listings are all included. Series III also contains numerous audio cassettes and audio reels [located in boxes 13-17]. Tapes and files are arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Catalogue -- Masters, 1976-1979 series 3box 10folder 1
Catalogue -- Pre-NFCB, undated series 3box 10folder 2
Catalogue, 1976 series 3box 10folder 3
Catalogue, 1977 series 3box 10folder 4
Catalogue, 1978 series 3box 10folder 5
Catalogue, 1979 series 3box 10folder 6
Catalogue -- Index, undated series 3box 10folder 7
NFCB Program Service Catalog, 1976-1979 series 3box 10folder 8
Fast Forward, 1978-1980 series 3box 10folder 9
Producers Classified Listing -- Comprehensive, 1982-1986 series 3box 10folder 10
Production Fees, 1982-1984 series 3box 10folder 11
Production Fees, 1982-1984 series 3box 10folder 12
Program descriptions 1-587, 1975 series 3box 10folder 13
Program Releases, 1978-1979 series 3box 10folder 14
Program Releases, 1978-1979 series 3box 10folder 15
Producers Program Description Forms/ Release and Submission Forms -- Archive #4101-4137, 1980-1981 series 3box 10folder 16
Producers Program Description Forms/ Release and Submission Forms -- Archive #4738-4921, 1981 series 3box 10folder 17
Producers Program Description Forms/ Release and Submission Forms -- Archive #4922-5003, 1981 series 3box 10folder 18
Producers Program Description Forms/ Release and Submission Forms -- Archive #5011-5187, 1981-1982 series 3box 10folder 19
Producers Program Description Forms/ Release and Submission Forms -- Archive #5188-5306, 1982 series 3box 10folder 20
Producers Program Description Forms/ Release and Submission Forms -- Archive #5307-5499, 1982-1983 series 3box 10folder 21
Producers Program Description Forms/ Release and Submission Forms -- Archive #5501-5711, 1983-1984 series 3box 10folder 22
Producers Program Description Forms/ Release and Submission Forms -- Archive #5712-5903, 1984 series 3box 10folder 23
Producers Program Description Forms/ Release and Submission Forms -- Archive #5904-6066, 1985 series 3box 10folder 24
Producers Program Description Forms/ Release and Submission Forms -- Archive #6067-6250, 1985-1986 series 3box 10folder 25
NFCB Program Listings, 1975-1976 series 3box 11folder 1
NFCB Program Listings, 1977 series 3box 11folder 2
NFCB Program Listings, 1978 series 3box 11folder 3
NFCB Program Listings, 1978 series 3box 11folder 4
NFCB Program Listings, 1979 series 3box 11folder 5
NFCB Program Listings, 1980 series 3box 11folder 6
NFCB Program Listings, 1981 series 3box 11folder 7
Program Distribution Listings, 1982 series 3box 11folder 8
Program Distribution Listings, 1983 series 3box 11folder 9
Program Listings - Comprehensive, 1984 series 3box 11folder 10
Program Listings by Subject, 1982, undated series 3box 11folder 11
New Arrivals, 1980s series 3box 11folder 12
Sound Choice Program Fliers-Comprehensive , 1982-1984 series 3box 11folder 13
Theresa R. Clifford, ed., NFCB Sourcetap: A Directory of Program Resources for Radio., June 1978 series 3box 11folder 14
Theresa R. Clifford, ed., NFCB Sourcetap: A Directory of Program Resources for Radio., June 1978 series 3box 11folder 15
Sourcetap Sales Records, c. 1978-1980 series 3box 11folder 16
Sourcetap Sales Records, c. 1978-1980 series 3box 11folder 17
An Acceptable Level of Violence, undated series 3box folder 13
Accordion Promo. WFUV (Bronx, New York). , undated series 3box folder 14
AIDS Awareness Day. KGLT (Bozeman, Montana). , December 2, 1991 series 3box folder 15
Alvin Ailey - Reflections and Revelations. Harlem Community Radio. , March 6, 1990 series 3box folder 16
American Indian Lesbians: A Portrait in the Twin Cities. First Person Radio. , June/July 1988 series 3box folder 17
America's Back 40. KPFA (Berkeley, California) , January 1992 series 3box folder 18
Animals and Other Stories: Reflections on Life, Love, and Death Among the Species. , 1988 series 3box folder 19
Anishinaabe: A Celebration of the First Americans (2 cassettes). WOJB (Hayward, Wisconsin). , October 12, 1992 series 3box folder 20
Anishinaabe: A Celebration of the First Americans (2 cassettes). WOJB (Hayward, Wisconsin). , October 12, 1992 series 3box folder 21
Ballot Measure 9: On the Frontlines. , 1993 series 3box folder 22
The Bernstein Legacy. KPFA (Berkeley, California). , May 30, 1991 series 3box folder 23
Beyond Boundaries. KPFA (Berkeley, California). , undated series 3box folder 24
Beyond War/Living in a Sustainable World. KSER (Lynnwood, Washington). , November 23, 1992/September 21, 1992 series 3box folder 25
The Black Hills: A Lakota Vision Part 4. KILI (Porcupine, South Dakota). , December 21, 1992 series 3box folder 26
Bob Kaufman, Poet. KPFA (Berkeley, California). , April 22, 1991 series 3box folder 27
Buddy Holly at the Surf Ballroom. WSUI (Iowa City, Iowa). , February 4, 1993 series 3box folder 28
Callin' a Proper Home, Sweet Daddy. WPFW (Washington, DC)., undated series 3box folder 29
Call to Conscience. , undated series 3box folder 30
Celebrating Ellington. WNYC (New York, New York). , November 6, 1991 series 3box folder 31
Centerfield/World Series. KDHX (St. Louis, Missouri). , October 1984 series 3box folder 32
City Desk/Film at Eleven. KOPN (Columbia, Missouri). , September 30, 1989 series 3box folder 33
Coming from America. , 1991 series 3box folder 34
Contragate: The Secret Team Part 1 & 2., 1987 series 3box folder 35
Contragate: The Secret Team Part 1 & 2., 1987 series 3box folder 36
Conversations in the Arts: Anthony Sloan Talks with Lynn Arriale, Piano Player. , undated series 3box folder 37
Countdown in the Gulf: War or Peace? A National Teach-In. WBAI (New York, New York)., January 13, 1991 series 3box folder 38
Country Plus. WVMR (Dunmere, West Virginia). , May 28, 1993 series 3box folder 39
Cowboys/Critters at Work. KGNU (Boulder, Colorado). , June 1993 series 3box 14folder 1
David Duke. , 1992 series 3box 14folder 2
Days of Awe: Music for the Jewish High Holidays. WSKG (Birmingham, New York). , September 16, 1991 series 3box 14folder 3
The Death Penalty and the Execution of Robert Alton Harris. KPFA (Berkeley, California). , April 20-21, 1992 series 3box 14folder 4
Does Mother Earth Have AIDS? KILI (Porcupine, South Dakota)., November 5, 1993 series 3box 14folder 5
The Dog Spent Boxing Day in Cincinnati. WCFE (Plattsburgh, New York). , undated series 3box 14folder 6
Don't Waste the West. , undated series 3box 14folder 7
Dreams/The Flight of Lindbergh. , September 20, 1991 series 3box 14folder 8
Driving Us Crazy: Women in Transit. KBCB (Bellingham, Washington) , January 1991 series 3box 14folder 9
East Timor News: Goodman and Nairn. , undated series 3box 14folder 10
Elder Abuse: America's Silent Tragedy. WCPN (Cleveland, Ohio). , August 16, 1991 series 3box 14folder 11
Energy Wrap. , undated series 3box 14folder 12
50 Ways to Leave the White House. , undated series 3box 14folder 13
Five Fathom Rip. , 1990 series 3box 14folder 14
Gaydreams. WXPN (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). , October 24, 1993 series 3box 14folder 15
Glass Ceiling to the Stars. KUCR (Riverside, California). , December 19, 1991 series 3box 14folder 16
The Golden Leaf. WFPL (Louisville, Kentucky). , March 10, 1993 and August 17, 1993 series 3box 14folder 17
Governor Hunt's Conviction. WUAL/WOPR (Tuscaloosa, Alabama). , April 22, 1993 series 3box 14folder 18
High Plains News Service. , March 7, 1990 series 3box 14folder 19
Homeless, Not Helpless. , undated series 3box 14folder 20
Housing Now: Journey Home. , undated series 3box 14folder 21
Ice Floe Baseball League Marathon Pitch. KCAW (Sitka, Alaska). , March 17, 1991 series 3box 14folder 22
I'm Gonna Let it Shine. WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts). , February 1991 series 3box 14folder 23
An Intimate Portrait of Race in Boston. WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts). , October 1992 series 3box 14folder 24
Jungles of Memory. , undated series 3box 14folder 25
Kid's Beat. , undated series 3box 14folder 26
Kid's Corner. WXPN (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). , undated series 3box 14folder 27
KYUK PSA's. KYUK (Bethel, Alaska). , November 1993 series 3box 14folder 28
Lake Superior Zero Discharge: What's at Stake? Superior Radio Network., August 1992 series 3box 14folder 29
Lakutshon Ilanga, Appalachian Peace Education Center. , undated series 3box 14folder 30
Language of a Lonely Man. KBBI (Homer, Alaska). , November 5, 1991 series 3box 14folder 31
The Last Game Show Episodes 1-2. , undated series 3box 14folder 32
The Last Game Show Episodes 3-4. , undated series 3box 14folder 33
Line in the Sand. WXPN, WHYY, WRTI (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). , undated series 3box 14folder 34
Live Coverage of the AIDS Summit. Pacifica Radio. , undated series 3box 14folder 35
Live Coverage of President Clinton's Forest Conference. KBOO (Portland, Oregon. , April 2, 1993 series 3box 14folder 36
Living in a Satirical World. , 1991 series 3box 14folder 37
Louisiana Toxic. , July 30, 1992 series 3box 14folder 38
Marathon Ragtime Show. KCAW (Sitka, Alaska) , March 22, 1991 series 3box 15folder 1
Margaret Jean: A Radio Portrait. , undated series 3box 15folder 2
Mario Bauza. WBAI (New York, New York). , October 31, 1993 series 3box 15folder 3
Masters of Traditional Music. , 1992 series 3box 15folder 4
Mending the Hoop. WJHU (Baltimore, Maryland). , undated series 3box 15folder 5
My Dinner with Menopause. , August 13, 1993 series 3box 15folder 6
Mozart's Last Summer. WCPN (Cleveland, Ohio). , undated series 3box 15folder 7
Mr. Mayers is Missing. WBUR (Boston, Massachusetts). , undated series 3box 15folder 8
National Native News Service. , 1990 series 3box 15folder 9
Neecy's Dilemma Tape 1 & 2. WPFW (Washington, DC) and WOL (Washington, DC), October 26, 1989 series 3box 15folder 10
Neecy's Dilemma Tape 1 & 2. WPFW (Washington, DC) and WOL (Washington, DC), October 26, 1989 series 3box 15folder 11
New Orleans Live! WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts) , undated series 3box 15folder 12
New Orleans '93! WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts), May 29, 1993 series 3box 15folder 13
New Voices. , February 5, 1991 series 3box 15folder 14
New York Kids. WNYC (New York, New York). , undated series 3box 15folder 15
The Nkenge Zole Program. WDET (Detroit, Michigan). , December 22, 1991 series 3box 15folder 16
North Carolina Public Radio: Fundraiser Promos. , undated series 3box 15folder 17
Oiled Harvest. KBBI (Homer, Alaska). , March 18-29, 1991 series 3box 15folder 18
Ole Time Religion. WLTR (Columbia, South Carolina). , April 8, 1993 series 3box 15folder 19
Old Traditions - New Sounds. , undated series 3box 15folder 20
Pacifica's Town Hall Tape. , undated series 3box 15folder 21
A Pearl Harbor Remembrance. , December 7, 1991 series 3box 15folder 22
Places Like This: Women in Prison. , undated series 3box 15folder 23
Poisoned Waters: Alaska Natives and the Oil Spill. KBBI (Homer, Alaska). , March 24, 1991 series 3box 15folder 24
The Privacy Project. , 1991 series 3box 15folder 25
PSA Campaigns. WXPN (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). , undated series 3box 15folder 26
Push Button Magic. KBCS (Bellevue, Washington). , March 1991 series 3box 15folder 27
Radio Free Delmarva. WSCL (Salisbury, Maryland)., 1991 series 3box 15folder 28
Remembering Stonewall. , undated series 3box 15folder 29
Rizzo Death News Special. , July 17, 1991 series 3box 15folder 30
Rounder Records Live. WFUV (Bronx, New York). , November 16-17, 1990 series 3box 15folder 31
$72 Solution. KPFT (Houston, Texas)., undated series 3box 15folder 32
Short Eyes. , undated series 3box 15folder 33
The Sierra Madre Earthquake. KCSN (Northridge, California). , June 28, 1991 series 3box 15folder 34
Solid State University. KFAI (Minneapolis, Minnesota). , undated series 3box 15folder 35
Somalia Special Report. Pacifica. , December 4, 1992 series 3box 15folder 36
A Song for Wounded Knee. , undated series 3box 15folder 36
The Souter Hearings. Pacifica. , undated series 3box 15folder 37
Sugar on the Floor. KOPN (Columbia, Missouri). , 1990 series 3box 16folder 1
Telluride. , April 7, 1993 series 3box 16folder 2
Terra Infirma. , January 1990 series 3box 16folder 3
Thanksgiving: A Way of Life. Superior Radio Network. , November 28, 1991 series 3box 16folder 4
That Was the War That Was. , 1991 series 3box 16folder 5
This Way Out #176. , August 12, 1991 series 3box 16folder 6
This Way Out #184. , October 7, 1991 series 3box 16folder 7
This Way Out - Gays and Lesbians React to Wilson's Veto of AB101. , undated series 3box 16folder 8
Thoughts of Dying. WBUR (Boston, Massachusetts). , undated series 3box 16folder 9
Tierra Mestiza. KGNU (Boulder, Colorado). , undated series 3box 16folder 10
To Give or Not to Give. WXPN (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). , December 12, 1991 series 3box 16folder 11
2,090.7: A Pay Odyssey. KPFK (Los Angeles, California). , undated series 3box 16folder 12
Vanishing Homelands. , undated series 3box 16folder 13
Viewpoints on Voting. WXPN (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). , undated series 3box 16folder 14
Voices of Christmas. , 1991 series 3box 16folder 15
War in the Balkans: Which Way Out?, June 5, 1993 series 3box 16folder 16
Weathersby Family Values. , October 5, 1992 series 3box 16folder 17
WGBH 40th Anniversary Campaign. , October 1991 series 3box 16folder 18
What's Left? KPFA (Berkeley, California)., November 2, 1991 series 3box 16folder 19
Where Did the Money Go? WERU (Bangor, Maine)., undated series 3box 16folder 20
Which Way Home?: Asian American Vietnam Veterans. KPFA (Berkeley, California)., August-September 1991 series 3box 16folder 21
Which Way's Witch?, October 31, 1991 series 3box 16folder 22
Women and AIDS. , 1992 series 3box 16folder 23
Women in Jazz - Entire Program. KPFA (Berkeley, California). , March 8, 1992 series 3box 16folder 24
Women in Jazz - Excerpts., undated series 3box 16folder 25
Women's Summit for Peace: The Global Approach. , undated series 3box 16folder 26
Woolsey's Baseball World. KCAW (Sitka, Alaska). , 1991 series 3box 16folder 27
Work is Our Joy. KMUN (Astoria, Oregon). , March 25, 1990 series 3box 16folder 28
Audioprose, 6" reel, 1982 series 3box folder 3
Community Radio: A Sound Alternative, 6" reel, 1986 series 3box folder 4
FDP: Refugees in the Horn of Africa, 6" reel, undated series 3box folder 5
The Literary Biosphere, 6" reel, undated series 3box folder 6
New Yorkers at Work, Pm. 7, 6" reel, undated series 3box folder 7
Women and Men, Part III Single Life: Where Do We Go From Here?, 6" reel, undated series 3box folder 8
Women of the New Right I, 6" reel, undated series 3box folder 9
Youth News: Race Issues/Video Games, 6" reel, undated series 3box folder 10
All Hell Broke Loose in Orangeburg I, 12" reel, undated series 3box folder 11
Caribbeana: History in Sound #4, 12" reel, undated series 3box folder 12
Rural Lives #8: Small Business..., 12" reel, undated series 3box folder 13

Series 4: Publications, 1975-1987 (0.75 linear feet)

As part of its service to community broadcasters, NFCB made many publications available. This series contains several such publications, including NFCB's Community Radio Planning Project Report, NFCB Legal Handbook, and the NFCB newsletter. The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Community Radio Planning Project: The Community Station, July 1980 series 4box folder 18
Community Radio Planning Project: The Community Station, July 1980 series 4box folder 19
Contact No. 1 -- Engineers, Spring 1977 series 4box folder 20
NFCB Legal Handbook, 1977 series 4box folder 21
NFCB Legal Handbook, 1979 series 4box folder 22
NFCB Legal Handbook, 1979 series 4box folder 23
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 1, 1975 series 4box folder 24
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 2, 1976 series 4box folder 25
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 3, 1977 series 4box folder 26
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 4, 1978 series 4box folder 27
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 5, 1979 series 4box folder 28
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 6, 1980 series 4box folder 29
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 7, 1981 series 4box folder 30
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 8, 1982 series 4box folder 31
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 9, 1983 series 4box folder 32
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 10, 1984 series 4box folder 33
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 11, 1985 series 4box folder 34
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 12, 1986 series 4box folder 35
NFCB Newsletter: Volume 13, 1987 series 4box folder 36
NFCB News, April 1989 series 4box folder 37
Reprint Possibilities -- Originals, 1977 series 4box 12folder 1

Series 5: Community Radio, 1976-1984 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains articles, papers, and reports concerning community radio in general that NFCB collected. Included are papers on the origin and growth of community radio. Several of the reports address the formation of the NFCB and its role in community broadcasting. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title of paper.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Another Public's Radio? -Bruce Bergethon, May 1980 series 5box 12folder 2
Broadcasting! That Community Radio Board Game, 1979 series 5box 12folder 3
Community Communications - John Carpenter, February 1981 series 5box 12folder 4
Community Radio Articles, 1976-1981 series 5box 12folder 5
A. Michael Esserman: "The Association for Research and Knowledge", "Making Print and Sound Idea", "A Proposal for Comprehensive Taping Group", 1977 series 5box 12folder 6
Growth and Change in Community Radio 1950-1980 -Bruce L. Bergethon, 1982 series 5box 12folder 7
Growth and Change in Community Radio 1950-1980 -Bruce L. Bergethon, 1982 series 5box 12folder 8
Growth and Change in Community Radio 1950-1980 -Bruce L. Bergethon, 1982 series 5box 12folder 9
Listener-Supported Radio: A Case Study -Robert Lee Maril, 1981 series 5box 12folder 10
Obscenity, 1985-1986 series 5box 12folder 11
Panel #1 -- Community Radio: Is It An Alternative?, 1983 series 5box 12folder 12
A Portrait of the Origins of Community Access Radio -V. Tobi Kanter, 1984 series 5box 12folder 13
Social Constraints and the Production of Alternative Media -Herman Gray, August 1984 series 5box 12folder 14
Untitled History of Public Radio, undated series 5box 12folder 15

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