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Radio Reader: Essays in the Cultural History of Radio

 
 
 
 
Radio Reader: Essays  in the Cultural History of Radio
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780415928212
ISBN 10: 415928214
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2001-10-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 586
List Price: $59.95
 
 

While cultural historians and media scholars have been looking at television for decades, they have only recently turned their eyes (and ears) to radio. Studies of television rarely acknowledge that many of its forms-soap operas, situation comedies, quiz shows, sportscasts, etc.-all evolved out of the earlier medium. The essays collected here demonstrate that radio set patterns that have effected all forms of media that have followed it, and also look at how it has survived the coming of media that supposedly made it obsolete.