Changing Stations: The Story of Australian Commercial Radio

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UNSW Press, 2009 - History - 529 pages
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Following the development of the most pervasive medium in Australia, this is the first full-scale, national history of the country's commercial radio. From the experiments and schemes of the 1920s through the introduction of digital radio in 2009, this sweeping study moves from Sydney to Adelaide, Launceston to Cairns, Broken Hill to Albany. Exploring the varied programming genres of drama, music, quiz shows, sports, and politics, the in-depth research traces the engagement of commercial radio with various communities of Australian listeners. In addition, many of the iconic names of Australian radio are featured, including George Edwards, Grace Gibson, Jack Davey, Bob Dyer, Bob Rogers, Norman Banks, Andrea, Brian White, John Laws, and Alan Jones.

 

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As a media academic who teaches students wishing to enter the radio sector, I can affirm the claims made in the preface that this is the first comprehensive overview and examination of the history of ... Read full review

Contents

The industry
1
The Programs
117
Postscript
418
Regulatory timeline
421
Commercial radio licences
423
Sydney program guides 19382008
433
Notes
437
Bibliography
507
Index
511
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Bridget Griffen-Foley is an associate professor, an Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, and the director of the Center for Media History at Macquarie University. Widely recognized as Australia’s leading media historian, she is the author of The House of Packer, Party Games, and Sir Frank Packer.

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