I am making a lot of painful cuts in the book manuscript right now, so I’m archiving them here.
At Georgetown University in 1976, WGTB DJs faced an administrative-led Review Board dictate to air sports.
Students had complained that the station didn’t serve their interests. They objected to Pacifica-influenced progressive programming, as well. Thus the Review Board instructed WGTB to cover Georgetown sports, particularly its popular basketball program.
So the DJs programmed more sports: women’s sports.
A Hoya reporter characterized the move, “One small step for man, one giant reprisal for womankind.” Covering basketball games constituted a political act, one way or another.
Source: Mike Perlmuter, “Alternative Move by WGTB Radio” The Hoya, January 23, 1976, p. 16, https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/handle/10822/554970.