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Station Wgl Relieved of Sharing Hours with Whap

April 28, 1927
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The Federal Radio Commission has granted authority to station WGL, of the Hotel Majestic, New York, to operate immediately on a wave length of 416 meters and 720 kilocycles.

WGL will split its time with Station WBBR. Station WHAP was put on a channel of 1,010 kilocycles with Station WBNY.

These shifts made still another change necessary, and WODA of Paterson, N. J., was given a channel of 930 kilocycles, which it will divide with Station WTRL.

Colonel Lewis Landes, president of the International Broadcasting Corporation, which operates station WGL, has thus won his fight against sharing the time of his station with WHAP, whose announcer, Franklin Ford, has repeatedly broadcast attacks against Catholics and Jews.

Justice John Ford in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, denied the application of Franklin Ford, manager of radio station WHAP and broadcaster of anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish views, for an alternative writ of mandamus directing Frederick O’Byrne, Commissioner of Jurors, to restore his name to the list of eligible jurors, from which it was stricken by direction of Judge Rosalsky, of General Sessions.

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