Life on Air

Author: David Hendy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199550247
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this first major account of Radio 4's history, Hendy explores the station's struggle to justify itself in a television age amid passionate disputes with its fiercely loyal listeners. Life on Air provides a gripping insight into the very nature of British life and culture in the last decades of the twentieth century.

Noise

Author: David Hendy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781781250907
Format: PDF
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Prehistoric drummers used natural acoustics to recreate natural sound. In classical Europe, orators turned the human voice into a lyrical instrument. In Buddhist temples, the icons' ears were exaggerated to represent their spiritual power. And in modern metropolises we are battered by the roar of sound that surrounds us. In the first narrative history of the subject which puts humans at its centre, and following the author's major BBC Radio 4 series Noise, acclaimed historian David Hendy describes the history of noise - which is also the history of listening. As he puts it: 'By thinking about sound and listening, I want to get closer to what it felt like to live in the past.'This unusual book reveals fascinating changes in how we have understood our fellow human beings and the world around us. For although we might see ourselves inhabiting a visual world, our lives are shaped by our need to hear and be heard.

Public Issue Radio

Author: Hugh Chignell
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230247393
Format: PDF, ePub
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Based on original and previously unseen written and sound archives and interviews with former and current radio producers and presenters, Public Issue Radio addresses the controversial question of the political leanings of current affairs programmes, and asks if Analysis became an early platform for both Thatcherite and Blairite ideas.

Radio Drama

Author: Tim Crook
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415216029
Format: PDF
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Using extracts from scripts and analysing radio broadcasts from America, Britain, Canada and Australia, the book explores the practicalities of producing drama for radio."--Jacket.

Winter s Tale

Author: David Winter
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 9780745950006
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Former BBC Head of Religious Broadcasting and now Anglican priest reflects on 40 years of change in the BBC and the Church. Having reported and presented changes in the church and Britain's attitudes to Christianity, David Winter's fascinating reflection is full of wisdom and insight. He reflects on the influences that have shaped the BBC and the Church over 40 years. Wittily written, full of characters, an entertaining read by a well-known and respected writer and broadcaster

The Handbook of Communication History

Author: Peter Simonson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415892597
Format: PDF
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The Handbook of Communication History addresses central ideas, social practices, and media of communication as they have developed across time, cultures, and world geographical regions. It attends to both the varieties of communication in world history and the historical investigation of those forms in communication and media studies. The Handbook editors view communication as encompassing patterns, processes, and performances of social interaction, symbolic production, material exchange, institutional formation, social praxis, and discourse. As such, the history of communication cuts across social, cultural, intellectual, political, technological, institutional, and economic history. The volume examines the history of communication history; the history of ideas of communication; the history of communication media; and the history of the field of communication. Readers will explore the history of the object under consideration (relevant practices, media, and ideas), review its manifestations in different regions and cultures (comparative dimensions), and orient toward current thinking and historical research on the topic (current state of the field). As a whole, the volume gathers disparate strands of communication history into one volume, offering an accessible and panoramic view of the development of communication over time and geographical places, and providing a catalyst to further work in communication history.

Media and Popular Music

Author: Peter Mills
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748664440
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A study of the relationships between music and contemporary media.

For the Love of Radio 4

Author: Caroline Hodgson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1783722541
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Who were the original Goons? What is happening when presenters ‘crash the pips’? Which radio programme has featured guest appearances by the Duchess of Cornwall, Alan Titchmarsh, Mike Gatting and Kirstie Allsopp? From Farming Today at sunrise to the gentle strains of ‘Sailing By’ and the Shipping Forecast long after midnight, Radio 4 provides the soundtrack to life for millions of Britons. In For the Love of Radio 4: An Unofficial Companion, Caroline Hodgson celebrates all that’s best about the nation’s favourite spoken word station, taking us on a tour through its history, its key personalities and programmes, and countless memorable moments from the archives.