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Author Griffin-Foley, Bridget

Title Changing Stations : Australian Commercial Radio
Published Sydney : University of NSW Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (543 pages)
Contents Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Part I: The industry; 1 The birth of a hybrid; 2 The wallflower years; 3 From scarcity to abundance; Part II: The Programs; 4 From 'Uncle Frank' to 'Mamma Lena': Radio and community; 5 Parrots and patrols: Radio's social service; 6 Radio ministries: Religious broadcasting; 7 The golden age of entertainment and beyond; 8 From community singing to rock 'n' roll; 9 Sporting chances; 10 'First with the news': From news to talkback; 11 'It's a radio election'; 12 'Dial-in democracy': Talkback, news and politics; Postscript
Appendix A: Regulatory timelineAppendix B: Commercial radio licences; Appendix C: Sydney program guides, 19382008; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Immediate, intimate, portable and inexpensive, radio is the most pervasive medium in Australia. Changing Stations is the first full-scale, national history of commercial radio in Australia, from the experiments and schemes of the 1920s through to the eve of the introduction of digital radio in 2009. This sweeping national study moves from Sydney to Adelaide, Launceston to Cairns, Broken Hill to Albany. In tracing the often contentious evolution of regulation, ownership and networking from the amateur experiments of the 1920s to podcasting in the 2000s, it considers producing and listening, the
Notes Print version record
Subject Radio broadcasting -- Australia -- History
Radio programs -- Australia -- History
Radio broadcasting policy -- Australia
Radio -- Law and legislation -- Australia -- History
Radio broadcasting.
Radio broadcasting policy.
Radio -- Law and legislation.
Radio programs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781742232034