McChesney, in Journal of Communication (Autumn 1990), Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, 3620 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19 104-6220.
In retrospect, commercial broadcasters' near-monopoly over the radio airwaves seems to have been almost inevitable. But it did not seem that way back in the 1920s and early '30s, says McChesney, a journal- ism professor at the University of Wiscon- sin, Madison. Although scholars have not stressed the fact, there was opposition to the...