New PDF release: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: (Or, How I Made

By Corey Taylor

During this e-book, Corey Taylor undertakes whatever by no means ahead of tried within the background of rock superstardom: he's taking you with him as he trips undercover via a variety of ghostbusting teams who do their most sensible to assemble details and proof in regards to the lifestyles of spirits. a few are extra credible than others, and, frankly, a few are thoroughly insane, yet all are saw with acceptable seriousness as Taylor makes an attempt to raised comprehend a few of the spooky issues that experience occurred to him in his existence, specifically that evening on the chilly House.

But that’s now not all, parents. Taylor once more provides a behind-the-scenes travel of his loopy existence and the numerous beyond-the-grave occasions he’s encountered. (You’ll be surprised how usually Slipknot has been invaded by way of the supernatural.) Taylor additionally touches on his spiritual heritage and the way it led him to think in even more than the fellow within the Sky.

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The FRC was given regulatory authority over radio, including the issuance of licenses; the allocation of frequency bands to various classes of stations, including ship and air; the assignment of specific frequencies to individual stations; and the designation of station power. Under the act, it was also given authority to require each station to control its own programming and to show that it had funding before it could be licensed. The FRC could deny a license to an applicant that had been found guilty of forming a monopoly, and it could prohibit control by a telephone company over a radio station or by a radio station over a telephone company.

College stations continued to grow. More than 150 such stations were authorized by the Department of Commerce, with about 125 actually on the air. But attrition began to set in: 37 went off the air in 1925 alone. As controversial issues, such as the Scopes trial, were broadcast by stations such as WLS, the public continued to buy sets almost as quickly as they could be manufactured. Some estimates put the sales of receivers in 1925 at as many as 2 million, and by the end of the year one out of every six homes in the United States had a radio set.

The Department of Commerce did, however, permit existing stations to be bought and sold. Hence, the practice of owning stations for the purpose not of providing programming in the public interest but of making a quick buck by reselling in a short time—similar to what happened in broadcasting under the deregulation of “trafficking” in the 1980s—began to invade the industry. Congressman Wallace H. , of Maine had introduced bills following previous National Radio Conferences that would give the Secretary of Commerce the power to regulate radio, but none was approved.

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