Federal Radio Commission Law and Legal Definition

The Federal Radio Commission (FRC) was a government body in the U.S.that regulated the nation’s radio use. It was created pursuant to the Radio Act of 1927. FRC’s main duty was to resolve the interference problem which developed after the Radio Act of 1912 became unenforceable. However, the FRC replaced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1934.

The Radio Act established a five member commission with each member representing a different geographic region of the country. The FRC was given licensing authority for only one year. After that, the licensing authority was to revert back to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor.