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Cynthia Meyers on the Radio Blacklist

Season 1, Ep. 708

In this episode, Cynthia Meyers, Professor of Communication at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, discusses her work on the history of radio blacklisting, including her book "A Word from Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio." Meyers explains how and why the blacklist worked, focusing on the incentives of sponsors, broadcasters, writers, and performers. She provides critical context that helps explain why sponsors and broadcasters were receptive to complaints, and why those incentives changed. Meyers is on Twitter at @AnneHummert.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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