Lois Hansen, Ellen Dubrowin and Deborah Janone of KPFA visited executives at nine representative Bay Area radio and TV stations and asked them about the status of female employees there. Upon discovering the near-total lack of women in any but clerical positions, the KPFA women asked for descriptions of technical and on-air jobs, and tried to get some definitions of talent from the men who would be judging women applicants for it. As it became obvious that it would take women years to qualify, the KPFA women aksed the station executives what type of programming they feel that women in their audience want. The results of all of this were discouraging enough to conclude that women have more of a "plight" than a "status" in the broadcast industry. No intro or outro.
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