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Velvet Light Trap Seeks Papers from Sound Scholars

Radio scholarship can be found in many pockets of academia. Media studies, communications departments, cultural studies, popular culture, history, and radio-television-film programs are some of the fields where radio research takes place. In recent years, sound studies can be added to this list. The Velvet Light Trap, “a journal devoted to investigating historical questions that […]

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Radio Scholarship Highlighted at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference

I am a radio scholarship nerd and get particularly excited when I come across other college radio scholars/theorists/historians. Today I learned that the upcoming Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Chicago (March 6-10) will feature more than a dozen papers and panels about radio. The organization also recently launched a Radio Studies Scholarly […]

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Ghost Story with Physics: Radio Drama Explores Wireless Pioneer

Ghost Story with Physics: Radio Drama Explores Wireless Pioneer

Coming up this weekend on the evening of Sunday, July 25th, BBC Radio 3 will be airing a 90 minute radio drama that explores the life of wireless radio pioneer Sir Oliver Lodge. British physicist Sir Oliver Lodge transmitted radio signals in 1894 (before Marconi), studied wireless transmissions and also investigated psychic phenomena such as […]

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Radio Still Relevant, Although not Necessarily for Music Discovery according to Infinite Dial Study

Radio Still Relevant, Although not Necessarily for Music Discovery according to Infinite Dial Study

Yesterday Edison Research and Arbitron (ARB) released the latest findings from their ongoing series of studies about the convergence of radio and technology. The Infinite Dial 2010: Digital Platforms and the Future of Radio is based on a February, 2010 telephone survey of more than 1700 people in the United States and serves as a […]

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New Pew Internet and American Life Study's Take on Radio News Consumers

New Pew Internet and American Life Study's Take on Radio News Consumers

A study released this week from the Pew Internet and American Life Project reveals some interesting tidbits about how people in the United States are increasingly turning to the Internet as a major source for news. However, the report, “Understanding the Participatory News Consumer” (PDF) also highlights the fact that people continue to seek information […]

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