We’re building up an archive of former station manager Frank King’s old shows from the 70s. You can access the full archive here.
In this episode, Frank King reads the text of former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson’s USIA speech on drugs and rock and roll. The speech was a response to Vice President Agnew’s claims that rock and roll were a cause of, rather than a response to, the problem of drugs in the United States.
Originally, King replaced the lyrics written down in the text with song selections, but those song selections had to be removed for copyright reasons.
Here’s the full text of the article published in the New York Times in October of 1970, drawn from ProQuest Historical Newspapers:
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