In this context, see this June 1963 memo, where Ralph Brent telephones HQs directly and asks what fee should be charged to the UR organizers to run a show on WRUL: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=64238#relPageId=2&tab=page
AMCOUP-1 is told in July 1963 that UR is a responsible group: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=47559&search=CONTRACT_AND+WRUL#relPageId=2&tab=page
Here, "Ralf Brent" called from Utah to confirm added time for AMCORE-2's radio show: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=64239#relPageId=2&tab=page
Walter R. Roberts, The Voice of America, Origins and Recollections (2009): http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2009/1012/fsl/roberts_voice.html
"In 1931, American short wave went international when Walter Lemon who owned WRUL in Boston launched a program promoting international culture...(when the US government could not establish a government radio station, the State Department) began to contact WRUL in Boston. Speeches by State Department officials were sent to WRUL for short wave transmission to Latin America." The BBC then hired WRUL to handle its wartime propaganda. By 1942, this led to the Voice of America, with OSS doing the intelligence and the OWI (Office of War Information) doing the propaganda. Another good article mentioning the VOA, Walter S. Lemmon, and his sale of the company to the Mormons in 1960. http://www.rockarch.org/publications/resrep/buxton2.pdf After the sale, Ralph Brent was the president of WRUL, and he organized the shows with the Cubans - see this PASSAVOY memo: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=34764&search=brent_AND+WRUL#relPageId=5&tab=page
"American businessmen whose companies had interests in Cuba (had the) objective to raise funds to support the FRD propaganda operations which might be operated through Station WRUL in New York, a station that was directed by Mr. Walter Lemon who worked closely with the CIA. Lemon, in fact, was ready to mount radio program operations almost immediately pending receipt of material and guidance from the Agency."
Jim Kostman, et al., Latter-Day Intrigues of the Mormon Church:
The CIA was closely linked with WRUL; an agreement was signed between the station and the Cuban Freedom Committee in 1960; Rolf Brent is given a direct quote - all in last page of article. http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/B%20Disk/Bennett%20Robert%20F/Item%2001.pdf
Ralph Brent, WRUL president, had helped Conte/AMCORE-2 organize the shows on WRUL since 1962.
Early 1960s: Free Cuba Radio was a CIA broadcasting venture..."established in the early 1960s, did not broadcast from its own transmitters but purchased air time from a number of commercial radio stations in Florida and Louisiana. Its propaganda broadcasts against the government of Prime Minister Fidel Castro were carried over radio stations of WMIE and WGBS in Miami, WKWF in Key West and WWL in New Orleans. They supplemented other CIA broadcasts over a short-wave station, WRUL, with offices in New York City, and Radio Swan, on a tiny island in the Carribean. 12/26/77, New York Times, p. 32.
May 1962: Ernesto Aragon advised that he had received instructions from Miro Cardona's CIA contact that he should make a contract for Cardona with Radio WWRL(?) and a show from 9-9:30 pm on Sunday evenings for Miro Cardona and that Aragon should also sign a contract for a 13 week period. Aragon "discussed this matter with Mr. Brent, president of WWRL, and he, Aragon, was asked by Brent 'does CIA know about this?' Aragon advised that he told Mr Brent that CIA was fully cognizant of the program."
7/31/63: "Dispatch of first tapes left little time for AMCOUP-1 staff review, future tapes now in process should arrive well before scheduled broadcasts. AMCORE-2 (Luis Ernesto Conte Aguero) involvement AMSCROLL (UR, also known as Unidad Revolucionaria) relations with AMCOUP-1 radio station limited to original query on time and costs. (FYI: AMCORE-2 informs that he one of AMCOUP-1 staff reps JMWAVE area.)...AMCOUP-1 has not yet received tape of ref sample broadcast, and will not initiate program until his staff has review(ed) tapes and program is approved by HQS."
8/2/63 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "AMCORE-2 (Luis Ernesto Conte Aguero) reported 31 July that before leaving for New York he agreed (to) deliver check to AMCOUP-1 for AMSCROLL (UR) broadcast."
10/29/63, cable DIR 78906 from Seymour Bolten and John Tilton to JMWAVE: "GPFOCUS (Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General) and Crimmins were briefed at HQS on background and purpose AMCORE-2 (Luis Ernesto Conte Aguero) visit...WAVE aware Hqs funds AMCOUP-1 for AMCORE-2 broadcasts and AMCORE-2 in turn receives check drawn upon AMCOUP-1's organization." As explained in previous explanations and correspondence, HQS wishes preserve cover story that AMCOUP-1 pays AMCORE-2 for his services." A CIA officer and Brent were still discussing Conte and this issue in 1966: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=66236&relPageId=5&search=%22brent%27s_corporation%22
12/10/63 memo, from JMWAVE chief Ted Shackley to SAS chief Desmond FitzGerald: "AMCOUP-1 (should) be asked by Headquarters to make the remaining half hour available for the Rebel Army program or the Doctor's program...(AMCOUP-1 attended) the Headquarters meeting of (CIA) radio assets in June, 1963."
12/13/63 memo from JMWAVE chief Ted Shackley to SAS chief Desmond FitzGerald: Here's the August 1963 tape of debate between DRE representative and Lee Harvey Oswald. "In consideration of AMCOUP-1's cooperation with (CIA), Melvin T. Wilensky may wish to make this tape available to him to be used with a simultaneous translation in his Latin American coverage...If the tape is to be used as suggested, JMHOPE (probably a radio station within range of Havana, probably Radio Swan, based on one of the Swan Islands near Cuba and off the coast of Honduras) would like to relay AMCOUP-1's broadcast. Consequently, please ask AMCOUP-1 to contact WIBALDA." William Wibalda was probably CIA officer Bob Wall: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=25339#relPageId=2&tab=page
01/22/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: ..."5. UR radio programs continued to be of high quality and to follow JMWAVE general guidance. The WRUL program has been favorably commented on by a number of disinterested individuals including AMCOUP/1..."