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Program Networks

Eli M. Noam

in Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188523
eISBN:
9780199852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Given the relative cheapness of electronic and physical distribution, it is usually more cost effective to produce a program centrally and distribute it widely rather than for each retail outlet to ... More


The Pattern of Programmes

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the changes in the patterns of radio programming of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It explains that during the war, familiar old issues continued to be raised such ... More


The Content of Programmes

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the content of the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) radio programmes from 1923 to 1925. J.C.W. Reith believed that that to use a great invention for the purpose of ... More


Questions and Institutionality in Public Participation Broadcasting

Joanna Thornborrow

in Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Joanna Thornborrow, examines question‐answer sequences in TV talk shows and radio call‐in programs. While these genres tend to be more conversational than other media genres ... More


Developing Regulation

Colin Shaw

in Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the UK and the USA

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159377
eISBN:
9780191673603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159377.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1927, the U.S. Congress approved the establishment of a Federal Radio Commission in the continuing effort to ensure an orderly development for the medium. The Radio Act of that year required the ... More


The “Radio-Active” Gīta-Rāmāyaṇa: Home and Abroad

Mandakranta Bose

in The Ramayana Revisited

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195168327
eISBN:
9780199835362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168321.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter considers one of the many performance modes in which the Rāmāyana has appeared — a musical adaptation of the Rāmāyana from Maharashtra. Created in the early 1950s for radio audiences, ... More


A Capitol Idea: Roxy and the Birth of Media Convergence (1922–1925)

Ross Melnick

in American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159050
eISBN:
9780231504256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159050.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During the postwar period, film exhibition ushered in larger orchestras, more elaborate stage shows, and a growing acceptance of foreign, documentary, and avant-garde films. It was also a period of ... More


The BBC and National Identity in Britain, 1922-53

Thomas Hajkowski

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079443
eISBN:
9781781702314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079443.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Examining the ways in which the BBC constructed and disseminated British national identity during the second quarter of the twentieth century, this book focuses in a comprehensive way on how the BBC, ... More


Facts and Fictionalizations

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Radio programs whose titles promised “new horizons,” “adventures,” “explorations,” and “science on the march” harmonized well with 1930s political rhetoric and the New Deal ethos. Science ... More


Radio

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the history of radio broadcasting in Los Angeles. Radio broadcasts are as popular in Los Angeles as elsewhere, perhaps more so. Most homes have radio sets, and the proportion ... More


Tuxedos and Microphones

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1923 Austin Hobart Clark, a middle-aged curator in the Smithsonian's U.S. National Museum, began appearing in the program “Smithsonian Radio Talks,” which invited speakers from within his ... More


Gang Busting: Criminals and Citizens in a Professional World

Kathleen Battles

in Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649136
eISBN:
9781452945996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649136.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter focuses on how the public glamorized crimes and criminal figures, as evident in the increasing consumption of gangster-headlined newspapers and motion pictures. The most prominent ... More


Intimate and Kaleidosonic Styles

in Theater of the Mind: Imagination, Aesthetics, and American Radio Drama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226853505
eISBN:
9780226853529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226853529.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The radio play “The Fall of the City,” with its bustling traffic of unruly mobs and untrustworthy ministers, reflects the political friction lying beneath the audioposition choices made in many ... More


The BBC’s Caribbean Voices and Its “Critics’ Circle”: Radio Criticism and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Glyne A. Griffith

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the BBC Program Caribbean Voices, one of the most important influences on the development of literature in the Anglophone Caribbean focusing on the role of Henry Swanzy, the ... More


In Trials

in Theater of the Mind: Imagination, Aesthetics, and American Radio Drama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226853505
eISBN:
9780226853529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226853529.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the summer of 1950, a series entitled “I Posed as a Communist for the FBI” was published in the Saturday Evening Post. It told the story of Matt Cvetic, a Pittsburgh clerk who was asked by the ... More


Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Kathleen Battles

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649136
eISBN:
9781452945996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649136.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This book shows how radio played a key role in an emerging form of policing during the turbulent years of the Depression. Until this time popular culture had characterized the gangster as hero, but ... More


Building a Legacy

William A. Everett

in Sigmund Romberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111835
eISBN:
9780300138351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111835.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the efforts of Sigmund Romberg to build a legacy. It explains that when Romberg realized that his style of operetta was becoming outmoded, he searched for the audience that ... More


Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina: Dona Petrona, Women, and Food

Rebekah E. Pite

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469606897
eISBN:
9781469608044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469606910_Pite
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Doña Petrona C. de Gandulfo (c. 1896–1992) reigned as Argentina's preeminent domestic and culinary expert from the 1930s through the 1980s. An enduring culinary icon thanks to her magazine columns, ... More


. The Higher Ideals of Democracy Race and Recruiting through 1964

H. Michael Gelfand

in Sea Change at Annapolis: The United States Naval Academy, 1949-2000

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830475
eISBN:
9781469605449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877470_gelfand.7
Subject:
History, Military History

When the Naval Academy football team won the Sugar Bowl in 1955, USNA administrators realized the benefits of television exposure to the American public. This chapter examines the origin and ... More


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