'This innovative and clearly written handbook does exactly what it claims on the cover, providing students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in Radio Studies... Chignell writes about radio with an engaging mixture of scholarly detachment and private passion' - The Radio Journal
'There is a need for a straightforward, wide-ranging, and up-to-date introduction to ways to study radio and other new audio-based media. Hugh Chignell's new book certainly fits the bill, and admirably takes the reader from initial ideas through to additional readings which explore the core issues in greater depth. It is crisply and engagingly written, draws upon a very good range of scholarship, and provides many useful contemporary examples... Students will find it an essential aid to their studies, and it may even go someway to ensuring that the study of radio is as important in the academy as its visual cousins' - Viewfinder
'This book is a useful starting point for radio students and staff, packed with citations and pithy comment from the author. It is a rich resource book for academic radio study at all levels' - Janey Gordon, University of Bedfordshire
The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensible study aids and guides to comprehension.
Key Concepts in Radio Studies:
" Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use introduction to the field
" Grounds theory with global examples
" Takes it further with recommended reading
" Covers the central ideas and practices from production and media studies
" Situates radio studies within its historical context and contemporary auditory culture
Hugh Chignell is Reader in Radio at the Media School, Bournemouth University.
Introduction PART 1 Genres and Production Acoustics Broadcast Talk Comedy DJs and Presenters Documentaries and Features Drama Magazines Music Phone-ins Podcasting Recording Serials and Soaps Sport Talk Radio PART 2 Audiences and Reception Audience Blindness Codes Co-presence Hot and Cool Media Imagined Community Intimacy Liveness Noise Radiogenic Radio World Reception Secondariness Sound Culture Soundscape PART 3 The Radio Industry Advertising Commercialism Community Radio Convergence Formats Internet Radio Localism Mirco Radio Pirate Radio Regulation Transmisson PART 4 Politics and the Public Sphere Current Affairs Development Gender Hate Radio Journalism News Politics and the Public Sphere Propaganda Public Service Broadcasting Radiocracy References