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  Booklets and publications from the National Associations of Broadcasters

  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. 
1938 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.
1945 Management in the Public Interest "A Picture Story of Radio" is an illustrated "tour of the things that radio does for the community and its listeners.
  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
1977 Proceedings of the 31st Engineering Conference
 
  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 successful radio stations
RadioActive
Issues of  the NAB Magazine March 1985
Sept 1985
  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 guide presented as historical 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
  Megasales How America's most successful radio salespeople do it.
  1990 Radio in the 90's Audience promotion and marketing strategies
  Radio Financing A guide for lenders and investors.
  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 facts that the non-engineer should know to manage and budget 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 historical data only; the rules and regulations are considerably changed today.
1999 Television Employee Compensations Pay and compensation survey for 1999
2000 Political Broadcast Catechism 15th Edition of this NAB Guide for political broadcasts and advertising.
  Troubleshooting Audience Research Troubleshooting Audience Research is designed to help non-research
media professionals make better use of the research they encounter on an everyday basis. It highlights the most important attributes
of good (and bad) audience research in a clear and easy-to understand way.
  1985   We hope to add further issues of
RadioActive, a magazine from the NAB.