Collection Number: 40017

Collection Title: Advisory Committee on Public Radio of the University of North Carolina (System) Records, 1978-1979

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 900 items)
Abstract The Advisory Committee on Public Radio was appointed in June 1978 by the president of the University of North Carolina (System) to study North Carolina's FM radio facilities and to make recommendations to the North Carolina Task Force on Public Telecommunications, a group appointed earlier that year by the governor. The Advisory Committee, chaired by Wesley H. Wallace of the Department of Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures at the university's Chapel Hill campus, was soon given the additional responsibility of fulfilling the university system's obligation, under an act of the General Assembly, to "design, plan, and implement a statewide public FM radio network." These documents include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, and expense accounts of the Advisory Committee on Public Radio, as well as audiocassette recordings of some meetings. Also included are informational materials produced and distributed by the North Carolina Task Force on Public Telecommunications.
Creator University of North Carolina (System). Advisory Committee on Public Radio.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
RESTRICTED: Use of audiocassette recordings may require the production of listening copies.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Advisory Committee on Public Radio of the University of North Carolina (System) Records #40017, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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On 14 February 1978, Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., established by Executive Order the North Carolina Task Force on Public Telecommunications to conduct a one-year study of existing state telecommunications (television, radio, and telephone data transmission systems) facilities and to make recommendations on future organizational, service, and funding aspects of such facilities. On 17 February the task force, under Chairman Herbert Hyde and with President William Friday representing the University of North Carolina (System), held its first meeting.

In June the Advisory Committee on Public Radio was created to study and make recommendations to the task force on the state's FM radio facilities. Dr. Wesley Wallace of the Department of Radio, Television and Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was appointed chairman. In early July the Advisory Committee assumed the additional responsibility of fulfilling the university sustem's responsibility under the General Assembly's "Act to Design, Plan, and Implement a Statewide Public FM Radio Network," which had been passed on 16 June.

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This records group consists of the files of Dr. Wesley Wallace as chairman of the Advisory Committee on Public Radio and details the committee's activities from July 1978 through February 1979. The files include informational materials produced and distributed by the North Carolina Task Force on Public Telecommunications, February 1978-February 1979; and correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, and expense reports of the Advisory Committee on Public Radio.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff, March 1979, April 1979

Encoded by: Patrick Harner, October 2008

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