WGTB, Georgetown Broadcasting, was founded in 1946 by Georgetown University Jesuits to air the Latin Mass to shut-ins and anti-Communist theatrical plays. By the 1970s, it had become one of the most radical, leftist stations in the nation and one of the most influential in Washington, D.C., so much that Spiro Agnew decried its existence in the New York Times. In 1979, Georgetown sold the FM signal to the University of DC for $1 (who later sold it to C-SPAN for $13 million.) Radical Silence chronicles the story of this wild ride through American History through the lens of college radio.
Created for American Civilization III: Documentary at Georgetown University in Fall 2011.
Producers: Jack Devlin, Daniel Stewart
Editor: Alex Tynion
Writer: Marisa Edmonds
Director: Caroline Klibanoff
Original, remastered track from the 1950's by Kansas Music Hall of Famers Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats. Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats were one of the first and few integrated Rock and Roll bands of the 1950's. They were also Wanda Jackson's first Rock and Roll touring/recording band.