MS 444 - The Defiance Broadcasting Company
|Title||MS 444 - The Defiance Broadcasting Company|
|Subject||Business & Commerce|
The Defiance Broadcasting Company Collection consists of information relating to the company dating from 1966 to 1984. The data includes correspondence, subject files, legal documents, financial documents, photographic material, and audio recordings.
The information was donated and transferred to the Center for Archival Collections in December 16, 1987 with the cooperation of Joseph Arpad. There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection and duplication is permitted for purposes of preservation and scholarly research.
Beginning in 1977, Joseph and Susan Arpad, both members of the faculty at Bowling Green State University, organized and developed the Defiance Broadcasting Company to petition the FCC for allocation of a radio station in Defiance, Ohio.
Although it never was able to begin broadcasting, the Defiance Broadcasting Company was successfully able to petition the FCC to change its table of allocations to locate a 50,000 watt FM station in Defiance and became a corporation in 1981 when it applied for this FM station.
The Defiance Broadcasting Company's bid, however, was defeated in a comparative hearing before the FCC for the construction permit to build the station. As a result, the corporation was dissolved in 1984.
|Scope and Content|
The Defiance Broadcasting Company Collection consists of records and information dating from 1966 to 1984. The bulk of these records document the time period during which the company attempted to obtain a construction permit and license from the FCC for a new radio station. The collection, however, is severely weakened by the lack of such documentation as meeting minutes, annual reports and other business records which would provide more detailed information on the operations of the company.
The extensive amount of subject files which contain articles, brochures, and programs of interest to the DBC do provide some insights into the company's mission. They also are an excellent source of information on developments in radio equipment, programming technology, business techniques, and the radio industry during this period.
The large number of audio recordings in the collection provide a fine source of information concerning programs and formatting styles offered during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
DBC Subject Files.
Box 1: Correspondence, Subject FilesFolder
Box 2: Subject FilesFolder
Box 3: Subject FilesFolder
Box 4: Subject FilesFolder
Box 5: Subject FilesFolder
Box 6: Subject FilesFolder
Box 7: Subject FilesFolder
Box 8: Subject FilesFolder
Box 9: Subject Files/Legal DocumentsFolder
Box 10: Legal DocumentsFolder
Box 11: Legal DocumentsFolder
Box 12: Legal DocumentsFolder
Box 13: Legal DocumentsFolder
Box 14: Legal DocumentsFolder
Box 15: Legal DocumentsFolder
Box 16: Legal Documents, Financial Records, PhotographsFolder
Box 17: Audio RecordingsEnvelope
Box 18: Audio RecordingsEnvelope