Can Radio Really Educate?

The creation of the Federal Radio Commission seemed to have helped shift the public’s opinion of radio from a detriment to the youth to a valuable educational supplement. After radio licenses were restricted to those who worked in the public interest, station owners decided to create their own educational programs. Sceptics were hard-pressed to continue claiming that radio was detrimental to the youth as students suddenly had access to programs ranging from French lessons to historical re-enactments, designed to complement and enrich their classroom discussions.
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