Radio cultures: the sound medium in American life

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Peter Lang, Mar 30, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 351 pages
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Radio Cultures examines the manifold ways in which radio has influenced the nation's social and cultural environment since its inception nearly a century ago. Written by leading scholars in the field, chapters address a wide range of topics, including how this powerful medium has impacted and affected non-mainstream segments of the population throughout its history and how these repressed and neglected groups have employed radio to counter and overcome discrimination and bias. The use of the audio medium for political, economic, and religious purposes is comprehensively probed and analyzed in this insightful and innovative volume.

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Michael C. Keith is the author of a number of books on the subject of broadcast media-radio in particular. A senior lecturer of communication at Boston College, his books include "Voices in the Purple Haze", "Sounds in the Dark", "Signals in the Air", and "Talking Radio". He is a former broadcaster and the past chair of education for the Museum of Broadcast Communications.