Community Radio Sex and Broadcasting: A Handbook


Sex and Broadcasting: A Handbook on Starting a Radio Station for the Community is exactly what it says; minus the sex.The author Lorenzo Milam provided a model for the creation of a station at the left end of the dial. It provides advice regarding the technology and the bureaucratic regulations (read applications) related to the FCC in the ’60s and ’70s, practically and humorously described by Milam a pioneer of non-commercial public broadcasting. Milam viewed radio as a medium of expression; of purpose and passion. This book is an iconic and irreverent read for anyone who supports non-commercial radio, is actively involved in local broadcasting, or is interested in learning from the master about the hurdles required in starting or operating one. Obviously, this is a look back, technology and regulations have change dramatically since its publication.

The book’s printed cover graphics are known to read “THREE DOLLAH ” this book has a partial paper sticker affixed to that spot which reads “FIVE DOLLAH ” There are newer copies of the book available, the soft bound cover is different, and they do not have the collectible cache of this edition. This book borders on underground, it is 352 indicated pages, the 3rd edition, 1975 from Dildo Press. It is in very good condition.The only marking is a 3″ x 2″ stamped impression from “The Dildo Press Lady” which states that the book now costs $5 and orders should be addressed to BOOKPEOPLE in Dallas, Texas. In addition, it has her ink pen out which conveys that orders may no longer be filled through the Los Gatos, CA addresses.

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