Rowman and Littlefield International

The Cultural Work of Community Radio

By Katie Moylan

Publication Date: Jan 2019

Pages 256

Hardback 9781783489329
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Ebook 9781783489343
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Community radio is an established and key site for negotiations of social and political issues for marginalised communities. Given its inherently local nature (both geographically and ideologically), community radio is perfectly placed as a site for articulating community concerns. At the same time, given this local quality, the diverse ways in which stations—and broadcasters—negotiate their community concerns vary substantially from city to city and region to region across Canada and the US.
Producing Community investigates the multiple modes of community and broadcasting practice at selected community stations, explores how these draw from and reflect ongoing concerns of their host city or region, and examines how on the ground practice maps on to overarching broadcast policy directives and guidelines. Focusing on community production practices with reference to policy frameworks around community representation, this book examines and compares differences in community radio production practices in Alaska, Arizona, Miami, New Orleans and Toronto.
1. Complicating ‘Community’/ 2. Articulating Migration Layers in Miami/ 3. An Ecology of New Orleans Community Radio/ 4. Whose Diversity? Expanding Definitions of Community in Toronto/ 5. Broadcasting Native America: Community Radio in Alaska and Arizona/ Conclusion: Policy Versus Practice?
Katie Moylan is a Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester.

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