Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 27, 1922: The First National Radio Conference

February 27, 1922: This day, the National Radio Conference was conducted in Washington DC by Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover. In this conference radio industry regulation was discussed widely

Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover convened a Conference on Radio Telephony, composed of representatives of various government agencies and radio groups. The result of the conference was a proposal of band frequency allocation. The conference aimed a total ban on "direct" radio advertising, and even suggested rules governing broadcasting by private detective agencies. The report also aimed Commerce Secretary used his regulatory authority for legislation strengthening .

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