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Author Rixon, Paul, 1963-
Title Radio Critics and Popular Culture : A History of British Radio Criticism / Paul Rixon.
Imprint London : Springer Science and Business Media : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

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Author Rixon, Paul, 1963-
Subject Radio broadcasting -- Great Britain -- History.
Radio broadcasting, British -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource
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Contents Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; Preamble: A Personal View; Seeking an Approach; Chapter Structure; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 2: Approaching the Study of Radio Critics and Radio Criticism; Introduction; Why Study Radio Criticism and Radio Critics?; What Is a Critic? What Is Criticism?; The Critic as Cultural Intermediary; The Media Critic: Industry and Discourse; How to Study Radio Critics and Radio Criticism; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 3: Radio in Britain in the 1920s: Narratives of Spectacle and Concern; Introduction
Early Radio: From Communication to BroadcastingBroadcasting in Britain: The Birth of Public Service Broadcasting; Early Press Coverage: A Narrative of 'Spectacle', Wonder and Amazement; Early Press Coverage: A Narrative of Concern; Programme Listings: Newspapers and the Radio Times; Previews and Programme Highlights; Programme Reviews; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 4: Rise of a Medium: Arrival of the Radio Critic; Introduction; The 1930s: From the Great Depression to the Outbreak of War; Radio and Newspapers in the 1930s; Changing Coverage: Popular Newspapers; Popular Radio Columnists
Quality Papers and Radio CoverageQuality Papers: Critics as Reviewers; The Listener; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 5: The Critic, Newspaper Radio Criticism and the Heyday of Radio; Introduction; The British Context: From War to Rock 'n' Roll; The War Years: Radio, The Press and Radio Criticism 1939-45; Post-War Years: Radio, The Press and Radio Criticism 1945-1959; The Radio Times and The Listener; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 6: From the Swinging Sixties to Thatcherism: The Decline of Radio Coverage; Introduction
The Wider Context: From Social and Cultural Revolution to Ideological SchismNewspapers: The Long Decline-Competition and Readership; Broadcasting: BBC Radio, Pirates and Local Radio; Newspapers' Radio Coverage: 1960 to 1989; Radio Coverage and Popular Newspapers; Radio Coverage and Quality Papers; End of The Listener and Continued Popularity of the Radio Times; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 7: The Digital Age: The Press, Radio, Radio Critics and the Public; Introduction; Digital Change: The Impact on Radio; Digital Change: The Impact on Newspapers
Changing Coverage of Radio in the Popular and Quality NewspapersListings: Expanded Coverage in the Digital Era; Radio Previews and Reviews in the Digital Era; Radio Coverage 2017; Newspapers and their Online Coverage; The Public as Critic: New Forms of Public Online Radio Coverage; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 8: Conclusion; Some Reflections; Conclusion: The Future; Bibliography; Index
Summary Radio still remains an important form of media, with millions listening to it daily. It has been reborn for the digital era, and is an area where there is great interest in its development, role and form. Attempting to fill the gap in research on British radio criticism, this volume explores the development and role of radio criticism in the discourse around radio in Britain from its birth in the 1920s up to present day. Using a historical approach to explore how, as radio emerged, the press provided coverage which helped shape and reflect radio’s position in popular culture, Paul Rixon delivers an interesting and engaging exploration that provides a cultural perspective on radio, with a specific focus on newspaper criticism. Radio Critics and Popular Culture is an innovative and original addition to existing research and will be invaluable for those interested in the way that British radio has evolved.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 25, 2018).
ISBN 9781137553874 (electronic bk.)
1137553871 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1032070655
Additional Format Print version : 9781137553867

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