In 1937, the American Jewish Committee took to the airwaves with the establishment of its radio department. It was the first Jewish organization to enter fully into this expanding and influential media. Under the direction of Milton Krents, the director of AJC’s radio department, AJC would be responsible, both directly and working with other agencies, for the production of thousands of radio messages and programs aimed at combating bigotry on the homefront and strengthening democratic values. Material written and researched by AJC was broadcast on every type or radio program, including forum discussions, such as ABC’s Town Meeting of the Air
, women’s programs, daytime serials or soap operas, sports broadcasts, and children’s programs.