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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.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.|
Processed by: University Archives Staff, March 1979, April 1979
Encoded by: Patrick Harner, October 2008
Updated by: Dawne Howard Lucas, June 2021Back to Top
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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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
North Carolina Task Force on Telecommunications, February 1978-February 1979
Advisory Committee on Public Radio: General Correspondence, Memoranda, Minutes, Reports, July 1978-March 1979
Advisory Committee on Public Radio: Committee Expenses, July 1978 February 1979
(travel, telephone, subsistence)
Advisory Committee on Public Radio: Audiocassette Tapes of Committee Meetings, 10 July; 17 July; 1, 11, and 22 August 1978 1978
(14 audiocassette tapes numbered C-40017/1-14; shelved separately; consult staff for access; unverified transcripts are filed in chronological order in General Correspondence, above)