Radio: RID and the Spies

At an open hearing last week, Congress got its first detailed report on RID. The report laid back many Congressional ears.

RID is the Federal Communications Commission's Radio Intelligence Division. Not to be confused with FCC's FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service), which monitors foreign broadcasts, RID is a detective agency working solely with the U.S. Army, Navy, FBI and State Department. Its business is counter-radio-espionage.

Since it went to work on July i, 1940, RID has discovered and closed 361 illegal radio stations. RID had very little left to do last year. But...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!