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Herbert Hoover Becomes Secretary of Commerce(March 5, 1921)
March 5, 1921

Moment 30: Herbert Hoover Becomes Secretary of Commerce

As secretary of commerce during the 1920s, Herbert Hoover convened a series of national radio conferences, which established the main principles of American broadcasting: a nationwide system of broadcasting, self-regulation by the industry and independent ownership of broadcast stations.

November 2, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast. To celebrate this special anniversary, we’re shining a spotlight on 100 key moments in radio's history.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating your favorite radio memories throughout 2020. Use the hashtag #Radio100 across social media to share these moments with the world. Here’s to 100 wonderful years of radio, and to at least 100 more!

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