Radio Broadcasting

Authored by: Christopher H. Sterling

The Handbook of Communication History

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415892599
eBook ISBN: 9780203149119
Adobe ISBN: 9781136514319

10.4324/9780203149119.ch12

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Abstract

Whether or not radio is “dead” as some critics argue, the medium has had a nearly century-long history and impact, one that is increasingly well recorded in print and otherwise. But the radio experience has varied greatly, depending largely on where one listened. After a brief survey of radio’s development, this chapter assesses radio’s historiography (largely of American radio as a case study) to indicate what exists and what remains to be discovered.

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