The Broadcast Century and Beyond, Fourth Edition: A by Robert L Hilliard, MICHAEL C KEITH
By Robert L Hilliard, MICHAEL C KEITH
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Two of the more significant aspects of the Radio Act were (1) the requirement that stations operate in the “public interest, convenience, or necessity” (inspired in large part by Hoover’s insistence that radio realize its great potential as an instrument for the public good) and (2) the declaration that all existing licenses were null and void 60 days after approval of the act. Although Congress did not specifically define what it meant by “the public interest,”“convenience,” or “necessity”—and has not done so to this day—the statement established the base for later regulation that went far beyond technical supervision, which was the principal motivation for the Radio Act of 1927.
Even then, the kind of advertising that was done was what today is called institutional—the goodwill promotion of a company or of a product or a service, but without specific details or “hard sell” information on actual purchasing. It would be a few years more before the modern concept of commercials took full hold. 41 THE ROARING 20S Lenin dies; Stalin chief successor. J. Edgar Hoover becomes director of FBI. FTC reports on monopoly in broadcasting. 25 million radio sets in use. THE ROARING 20S The number of listeners and potential customers grew.
As radio grew, it found itself hindered by technical problems and the lack of government regulatory authority. For example, all radio stations broadcast on a frequency of 360 meters, except for government announcements and weather stations, which used 485 meters. With virtually all stations on the same frequency, interference was inevitable, and for a while radio tried to solve the problem by sharing days of the week and hours of the day. Although a new frequency of 400 meters was established for radio, only the more powerful stations—in wattage and finances, and with live programming—got this less congested frequency.