This book explores the role of Carl McIntire and his radio station, WXUR, in the demise of the Fairness Doctrine. It argues McIntire and WXUR are underappreciated factors that contributed to the death of the doctrine. In 1987, the FCC repealed this policy, which required radio and TV stations to devote a reasonable amount of air time to issues of public importance within the licensee''s community, and to offer programs addressing opposing views on important community issues. The FCC denied WXUR''s license renewal request in 1970, concluding the station had failed to comply with the doctrine. Despite their historical significance, McIntire and WXUR have been largely ignored by media studies scholars. McIntire''s crusade influenced lawmakers, the courts and the American public. His legacy did not end when the FCC suspended its fairness requirements. The Fairness Doctrine''s demise contributed to a resurgence of politically conservative commentary on U.S. radio airwaves. Today''s talk radio stations are dominated by conservative voices, thanks, in part, to McIntire''s crusade. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in U.S. broadcast history and telecommunications policy.