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Collection Number: 04473

Collection Title: Cable and low-power television files, 1969-1983

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Size 10.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2450 items)
Abstract Correspondence and other material collected by Joseph M. Martin, Jr., of Spectrum Communications, Inc., Pittsboro, N.C., relating to cable and low-power television. The cable television material reflects the activities of Martin and his company as consultants to the city of Raleigh, N.C., at the time of the renewal of Cablevision of Raleigh's franchise, 1981-1983. The low-power television material consists of photocopies of applications to the Federal Communications Commission from groups wishing to establish low-power television stations in North Carolina and printed matter on the general subject of low-power television.
Creator Martin, Joseph M., collector.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Cable and low-power television files #4473, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Joseph M. Martin, Jr., of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in December 1986, through Gifts and Exchanges, Davis Library, UNC-CH.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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SUBCOLLECTION 1. CABLE TELEVISION

In 1982, the 15-year agreement between the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Cablevision of Raleigh, Inc., to install and operate a cable television system in that city was scheduled to expire. Anticipating this, the city council began studying the cable television industry to identify cable system options for the area.

Fuqua Associates, a cable television engineering firm, was commissioned to report on the cable system then in use and to make suggestions about a future system. Joseph M. Martin, Jr., and Alan Land Julich of Spectrum Communications, Inc., were hired to serve as consultants. Information from metropolitan areas across the country was compiled. The Raleigh Cablevision Steering Committee was established to assist the Law and Finance Committee of the city council in determining and codifying the city's cable access needs.

The franchise competition between Cablevision of Raleigh and Future Cable Communications of Raleigh, Inc., erupted into controversy when the question arose of whether or not the city council had the right to award an exclusive cable contract to one company. A heated discussion of the issue was carried on both in the press and in the city council.

SUBCOLLECTION 2. LOW-POWER TELEVISION

Low-power television involves transmitting signals at powers up to 100 watts VHF or 1000 UHF. The low power of these signals limits the reception area to an average of 10 to 15 miles from the transmitter, as opposed to 40 to 60 miles for conventionally transmitted signals.

Because equipment requirements are significantly less than in conventional stations, low-power television was envisioned as a relatively inexpensive way of getting low-cost, community-based television stations or networks of such stations on the air.

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These papers were collected by Joseph M. Martin, Jr., of Spectrum Communications, Inc. As they treat two distinct subjects, they have been divided into two subcollections, one relating to cable television and the other to low-power television.

The cable television papers reflect the activity of Martin and his company as consultants to the Raleigh City Council on the cable television issue. Included are subject files, information on cable systems outside Raleigh, and volumes, all relating to the Raleigh cable television study and controversy; and printed matter on the general subject of cable television.

The low-power television papers consist of photocopies of applications to the Federal Communications Commission from groups wishing to establish low-power stations in North Carolina, and printed matter on the general subject of low-power television.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Raleigh Cable Study and Controversy, 1969-1983.

About 1700 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by file title assigned by Martin.

Correspondence, printed matter, and volumes relating to the study of cable television options for the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, and to the controversy over exclusive cable rights.

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Folder 1

Access Ascertainment #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 1

Folder 2

American Television and Communications Corp. #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 2

Folder 3

Cable Administration #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 3

Folder 4

Cablevision of Raleigh, Inc. #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 4

Folder 5-7

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Cablevision Steering Committee #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 5-7

Folder 8

City Council Trips #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 8

Folder 9

Civic Center #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 9

Folder 10

Colleges #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 10

Folder 11

Correspondence #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 11

Folder 12

Financial Data #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 12

Folder 13

Franchise Renewal Applicant Interrogatory #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 13

Folder 14

Future Cable #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 14

Folder 15

Information Aid Booklet #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 15

Folder 16

Institutional Network #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 16

Folder 17

Jackson Enterprises #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 17

Folder 18

Jordan (Tony) Mayoral Race #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 18

Folder 19

Leased Access #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 19

Folder 20-27

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Meetings. City Council #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 20-27

Folder 28

Meetings. Law and Finance Committee #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 28

Folder 29

Meetings. Mayor #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 29

Folder 30

Meetings. Public Hearing #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 30

Folder 31

Negotiations #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 31

Folder 32

North Carolina State University #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 32

Folder 33

Notes #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 33

Folder 34

Ordinance and Contract, 1969 #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 34

Folder 35

Ordinances, Adopted #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 35

Folder 36

Municipal Uses of Cable #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 36

Folder 37

Request for Proposals #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 37

Folder 38

Statement of Cable Requirements #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 38

Folder 39

Transit Authority #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 39

Folder 40

Wake County Organizations #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 40

Folder 41

Wake County Schools #04473, Subseries: "1.1. Raleigh Subject Files." Folder 41

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Folder 42

Arkansas. Fayetteville #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 42

Folder 43-44

Folder 43

Folder 44

Arizona. Scottsdale #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 43-44

Folder 45

California. Brea #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 45

Folder 46

California. Long Beach #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 46

Folder 47

California. Sacramento #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 47

Folder 48

California. San Francisco #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 48

Folder 49

California. Santa Barbara #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 49

Folder 50

Colorado. Denver #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 50

Folder 51

Colorado. Thorton #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 51

Folder 52

Florida. Fort Lauderdale #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 52

Folder 53

Florida. Pinellas County #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 53

Folder 54-55

Folder 54

Folder 55

Florida. Tampa #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 54-55

Folder 56

Florida. Valparaiso #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 56

Folder 57-59

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Georgia. Atlanta #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 57-59

Folder 60

Illinois. Dekalb #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 60

Folder 61

Illinois. Glenview #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 61

Folder 62

Illinois. Springfield #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 62

Folder 63

Indiana. Bloomington #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 63

Folder 64

Kansas. Overland Park #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 64

Folder 65

Louisiana. New Orleans #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 65

Folder 66

Maryland. Baltimore #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 66

Folder 68-69

Folder 68

Folder 69

Maryland. Montgomery County #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 68-69

Folder 70

Massachusetts. Boston #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 70

Folder 72-74

Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

Massachusetts. Cambridge #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 72-74

Folder 75

Michigan. Dearborn #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 75

Folder 77

Michigan. East Lansing #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 77

Folder 78

Michigan. Grand Rapids #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 78

Folder 79

Michigan. Marquette #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 79

Folder 80

Michigan. Southfield #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 80

Folder 81

Minnesota. Minneapolis #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 81

Folder 82

Missouri. St. Louis #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 82

Folder 83

New York. New York #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 83

Folder 86

North Carolina. Buncombe County #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 86

Folder 87

North Carolina. Carrboro #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 87

Folder 88

North Carolina. Cumberland County #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 88

Folder 89

North Carolina. Fort Bragg #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 89

Folder 90

North Carolina. Fuquay-Varina #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 90

Folder 91

North Carolina. Garner #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 91

Folder 92

North Carolina. Greenville #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 92

Folder 93

North Carolina. Forsyth County #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 93

Folder 94

North Carolina. Harnett County #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 94

Folder 95

North Carolina. Hope Mills #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 95

Folder 96

North Carolina. Lenoir County #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 96

Folder 97

North Carolina. Mocksville #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 97

Folder 98

North Carolina. Raeford #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 98

Folder 99

North Carolina. Selma #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 99

Folder 100

North Carolina. Smithfield #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 100

Folder 101

North Carolina. Statesville #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 101

Folder 102-103

Folder 102

Folder 103

Ohio. Cincinnati #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 102-103

Folder 104

Ohio. Cleveland #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 104

Folder 105

Ohio. Columbus #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 105

Folder 106

Ohio. Maple Heights #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 106

Folder 107-108

Folder 107

Folder 108

Oregon. Portland #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 107-108

Folder 109

Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 109

Folder 110

Pennsylvania. Reading #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 110

Folder 111

Tennessee. Knoxville #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 111

Folder 112-114

Folder 112

Folder 113

Folder 114

Texas. Austin #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 112-114

Folder 115-116

Folder 115

Folder 116

Texas. Dallas #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 115-116

Folder 117

Wisconsin. West Allis #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 117

Folder 118

Washington. Seattle #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 118

Folder 119-120

Folder 119

Folder 120

Washington. Yakima #04473, Subseries: "1.2. Cable Stations Outside Raleigh." Folder 119-120

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Volume 1-3

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

American Television and Communications Corporation, 1982-1983 #04473, Subseries: "1.3. Volumes." 1-3

Volume 4-11

Volume 4

Volume 5

Volume 6

Volume 7

Volume 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Cablevision of Raleigh, 1982-1983 #04473, Subseries: "1.3. Volumes." 4-11

Volume 12-13

Volume 12

Volume 13

Fuqua Associates, 1982 #04473, Subseries: "1.3. Volumes." 12-13

Volume 14-15

Volume 14

Volume 15

Future Cable Communications of Raleigh, Inc., 1983 #04473, Subseries: "1.3. Volumes." 14-15

Volume 16-24

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 21

Volume 22

Volume 23

Volume 24

Spectrum Communications, 1982-1983 #04473, Subseries: "1.3. Volumes." 16-24

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About 200 items.
Folder 121-129

Folder 121

Folder 122

Folder 123

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Folder 128

Folder 129

General printed matter, 1981-1983 #04473, Series: "2. General Printed Matter, 1981-1983. " Folder 121-129

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981.

About 350 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by location.

Photocopies of applications to the Federal Communications Commission from groups wishing to establish low-power stations or networks of stations in North Carolina.

Folder 130-131

Folder 130

Folder 131

Asheville #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 130-131

Folder 132

Bat Cave #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 132

Folder 133

Benson #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 133

Folder 134

Burlington #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 134

Folder 135-141

Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

Folder 138

Folder 139

Folder 140

Folder 141

Charlotte #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 135-141

Folder 142

Coastal #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 142

Folder 143-146

Folder 143

Folder 144

Folder 145

Folder 146

Durham #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 143-146

Folder 147

East Fayetteville #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 147

Folder 148

Farmville #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 148

Folder 149-151

Folder 149

Folder 150

Folder 151

Fayetteville #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 149-151

Folder 152-153

Folder 152

Folder 153

Gastonia #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 152-153

Folder 154-159

Folder 154

Folder 155

Folder 156

Folder 157

Folder 158

Folder 159

Greensboro #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 154-159

Folder 160-163

Folder 160

Folder 161

Folder 162

Folder 163

Greenville #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 160-163

Folder 164

Guilford #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 164

Folder 165

Hickory #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 165

Folder 166-167

Folder 166

Folder 167

High Point #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 166-167

Folder 168

Jacksonville #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 168

Folder 169-170

Folder 169

Folder 170

Kinston #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 169-170

Folder 171

Raleigh #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 171

Folder 172

Rocky Mount #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 172

Folder 173

Williamston #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 173

Folder 174-176

Folder 174

Folder 175

Folder 176

Wilmington #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 174-176

Folder 177-182

Folder 177

Folder 178

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Folder 182

Winston-Salem #04473, Series: "1. Applications to the Federal Communications Commission, 1980-1981." Folder 177-182

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. General Printed Matter, 1981.

About 200 items.
Folder 183-192

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

Folder 187

Folder 188

Folder 189

Folder 190

Folder 191

Folder 192

General printed matter, 1981 #04473, Series: "2. General Printed Matter, 1981." Folder 183-192

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Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, May 1987

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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