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June 17, 2021
6 to 7 p.m.
Clearing the Static: Herbert Hoover and Early Radio Regulation

Radio as we know it today emerged at the dawn of the 20th Century–first popular with amateur operators then becoming commercially viable in the 1920s.

Growth was so rapid that some control was necessary to make room on limited spectrum as radio enthusiasts were going “on the air” on any frequency, at any time and with any power.

Professor Stephen Coon will discuss this history and also look at how regulatory decisions made by Herbert Hoover and others still affect today’s industry including social media.

Advance registration is required for this FREE virtual event is available HERE.

About the Speaker: Dr. Steve Coon is a retired university professor, international communications consultant, and former coordinator of Electronic Media Studies (EMS) in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University.

Professor Coon has presented communication workshops in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Workshop topics include New Media, Social Media, Writing and Reporting for Radio and Television, Civic Journalism, Election and Political Reporting, Journalism Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, and Investigative Reporting.

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