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NCJ Number: 62919 Find in a Library
Title: COMMUNITY RADIO 3CR - A FRONT FOR TERRORISM
Journal: BULLETIN  Volume:99  Issue:5114  Dated:(JUNE 27, 1978)  Pages:42-47
Author(s): S LIPSKI
Corporate Author: Australian Consolidated Press Ltd
Australia
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Consolidated Press Ltd
Sydney, Australia
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: THE EXISTENCE OF A PUBLICLY-FUNDED RADIO STATION (3CR) IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, PROMOTING ANTI-JEWISH PROPAGANDA AND REVOLUTIONARY CAUSES IS DISCUSSED IN THIS 1978 AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE ARTICLE.
Abstract: THE STATIONS IS ON THE AIR 18 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK, AND CLAIMS SOME 25,000 REGULAR LISTENERS. A PERUSAL OF THE 136 AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS AS OF 1977 SUGGESTS THAT A CLASSIC 'FRONT' TACTIC OF COMBINING GENUINE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, WITH BOGUS GROUPS WHO EXIST ONLY ON A LETTERHEAD BUT WHOSE 'MEMBERS' ARE INTERCHANGEABLE WITH A HOST OF SIMILAR FRONTS IS BEING USED. SHORTLY AFTER 3CR WENT ON THE AIR IN MAY 1976, ITS PROTERRORIST, ANTI-JEWISH LINE BECAME CLEAR. AFTER WEEKS OF BROADCASTS WHICH CALLED FOR ISRAEL'S DESTRUCTION, ACCUSED THE 'ZIONIST MOVEMENT OF COLLABORATING WITH THE NAZIS TO KILL JEWS,' AND GLORIFIED PLO (PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANIZATION) RAIDS, THE STATION ALLOWED ONE 15-MINUTE REBUTTAL BY A MAGAZINE PUBLISHER WHO UPHELD ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO EXIST. EVENTUALLY, AS THE STATION'S CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISRAEL CONTINUED, JEWISH LEADERSHIP IN MELBOURNE BECAME INCREASINGLY DISTURBED, AND INVESTIGATIONS WERE CALLED FOR BY MANY GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS. THE DISTORTION OF 'COMMUNITY RADIO' AS AN IDEA IS DISCUSSED AS WELL AS THE BASIS ON WHICH FUTURE PUBLIC LICENSE ARE TO BE ISSUED IN THE AM AND FM RADIO BANDS. ALSO DESCRIBED ARE THE STEPS TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT 3CR'S CIRCUMVENTION OF THE USUAL PROCEDURES IN OBTAINING A LICENSE WILL NOT OCCUR AGAIN AND WHEN THE DECISION THAT, THE CURRENT LICENSE FOR 3CR EXPIRES, THE STATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE STANDARDS REQUIRED OF OTHER PUBLIC BROADCASTERS. A DRAWING AND PHOTOGRAPH ARE INCLUDED. (PRG)
Index Term(s): Australia; Israel; Minorities; Subversive activities; Telecommunications equipment
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