Sex-Talk Radio Programming, 1971-1973

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In 1971, radio station KGBS, Los Angeles, developed a format featuring a male host taking telephone calls from females only who discussed explicit sexual experiences over the air. Many other radio stations in the United States programmed this "sex-talk" format until 1973, when the Federal Communications Commission took steps to eliminate it. This study examines the origin, development, success, causes for eventual demise, and impact upon the broadcasting industry of the sex-talk format. The United States Congress pressured the FCC to act on the sex-talk format, and the study concludes that broadcasters would not have succumbed to government pressure if ... continued below

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vii, 115 leaves: ill.

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Sybert, Pamela Johnson May 1980.

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In 1971, radio station KGBS, Los Angeles, developed a format featuring a male host taking telephone calls from females only who discussed explicit sexual experiences over the air. Many other radio stations in the United States programmed this "sex-talk" format until 1973, when the Federal Communications Commission took steps to eliminate it. This study examines the origin, development, success, causes for eventual demise, and impact upon the broadcasting industry of the sex-talk format. The United States Congress pressured the FCC to act on the sex-talk format, and the study concludes that broadcasters would not have succumbed to government pressure if they had not feared governmental intrusion in programming and Congressional rejection of license renewal legislation.

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Sybert, Pamela Johnson. Sex-Talk Radio Programming, 1971-1973, thesis, May 1980; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504389/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .