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RadioActive, a magazine from the NAB.
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NAB Publications and Brochures
1937 NAB Special Report: SESAC NAB examination of SESAC offerings and relevance to American broadcasters.
1938 Radio Reaches People - Sales success stories Sales promotion booklet: same graphic format as a PowerPoint of today would use. 
  The ABC of Radio Explanation of radio for the non-radio person.
1940 ASCAP and the forming of BMI A booklet illustrating to the average listener the conflict over radio music rights from ASCAP
1941 Management in the Public Interest Short book about the public and community service given by radio stations
  ASCAP and BMI Open letter to members and the public about the reasons for forming BMI to counter ASCAP
1943 NAB Petrillo / AFM Updates Several urgent updates from the NAB about the actions of the American Federation of Musicians against the recording and radio industries.
  NAB Special Legislative Bulletins A group of bulletins about pending legislation affecting broadcasting.
  NAB Swap Bulletin Regular listings of electronic parts available for trade / swap. A necessity of wartime rationing when many spares were not available.
  NAB Bulletins Regular bulletins from the NAB about sales, the War, Selective Service, Taxes, Music, etc.
1947 Broadcasting and the Bill of Rights Testimony given before Congress in regards to amending the communications act.
1952 NAB Television Code
The NAB television code, issued the year prior to the lifting of the FCC "freeze" on new licenses.
1958 NAB Financial Report Income and profitability of radio stations
1959 NAB Financial Report Income and profitability of radio stations
1960 NAB Financial Report Income and profitability of radio stations
1961 NAB Financial Report Income and profitability of radio stations
1962 NAB Financial Report Income and profitability of radio stations
1966 Political Catechism & The Fairness Doctrine 5th Edition Fifth edition of this NAB publication. Section on the Fairness Doctrine included
1964 WCBS WNBC Shared Antenna Site, NAB paper on the diplexing of these two A-1 50 kw clear channel stations at one site.
Technical Papers 1966 Convention
1969 Radio & TV Program Log Recommendations A guide to preparing program logs
  Build Radio with Radio On air promos texts for radio
1970's Radio Program Department Handbook A guide for program department organization and goal setting.
1972 A Date With Radio A radio moment in history for each day of the year
1975 Broadcaster's Wage & Hour Guide Understanding wage and hour rules as they apply to radio
1976 CPB Ascertainment Handbook
Guided and detailed instructions on doing community ascertainment for license renewal in the 1970's.
1976 Political Broadcast Catechisms
8th Edition
Following the rules for political broadcasts
1978 Candidate's Guide to Political Broadcasting For distribution to political candidates
1980 Political Broadcast Catechism 9th Edition Following the rules for political broadcasts
  Syndicated Programming Directory 1980 edition
1981 FCC Checklist for On Air Radio Personnel Brief guidlines showing the legal duties of broadcast station airstaff.
1983 Subcarrier Services "How to make dollars and sense" out of SCA opportunities
1984 Broadcast Lending An introduction to the radio industry for lenders
1985 Radio: In search of excellence Profiles of winning strategies at succesful radio stations
  RadioActive March issue of NAB Magazine
1986 MegaRates Book on getting better rates in radio sales
  Careers in Television Career guide to positions in a TV station
1988 NAB Legal Guide 3rd Edition Legal aspects of broadcasting. CAUTION: use for historic and research perspectives only. Information not up to date. This is presented as historic data only; the rules and regulations are considerably changed today.
  NAB Successful Radio Promotion Creating good station promotions. Written by The Research Group.
1989 Developing and Effective Marketing Plan Marketing and promoting a broadcast station
1990 Radio in the 90's Audience promotion and marketing strategies
1992 NAB Legal Guide 3rd Edition Supplement Update to 3rd edition from 1988. Please note that this is not current information and intended for historical research only
  NAB Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers Technical factas that the non-engineer should know to manage and budeget a station.
1996 NAB Legal Guide 4th Edition Legal aspects of broadcasting. CAUTION: use for historic and research perspectives only. Information not up to date.  This is presented as historic data only; the rules and regulations are considerably changed today.