Community radio scripts, soundart, and sound researches

Topic for sharing scripts and audio works on sound and radio communities, platforms, experiments, soundart, and scientific broadcasts

Poglavlje za deljenje svih skripti i audio radova o zvucnim zajednicama, platformama, eksperimentima, umetnickim delima i naucnim emisijama.

The Cultural Work of Community Radio

The Cultural Work of Community Radio 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.

Polyphony: Listening to the Listeners of Community Radio

This book looks at the rich and complex history of broadcasting and community broadcasting in the multicultural and multilingual milieu in India. It explores the world of community radio and how community radio broadcasters hear and speak to their audiences under the overarching theme of polyphony. The book discusses the socio-historical contexts which allowed community radio to thrive in India. It highlights its potential to create alternative spaces of representation, and opportunity and its importance in preserving and disseminating local knowledge and traditions.

Sex and Broadcasting: A Handbook on Starting a Radio Station for the Community

Nominally a guide to starting a home-grown, community radio station, this idiosyncratic book offers much more than that, including a passionate defense of noncommercial broadcasting. Lorenzo W. Milam, a pioneer in the development of listener-supported community radio, shares his enthusiasm and insights in a volume that has already inspired a generation of broadcasters and listeners and is poised to do the same for the podcasting generation. Although the details may change, the desire to communicate directly and honestly with a wider audience is a constant, and this impulse is fueled by Milam’s splendidly eccentric handbook.

100 years of radio in South Africa. Volume 2, Community radio, digital radio and the future of radio in South Africa

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The book brings together media scholars and practitioners to deliberate on the role and influence of radio broadcasting in South Africa over the past 100 years. The publication will add to the existing body of knowledge on radio in this context by being among one of the few to consider radio broadcasting in South Africa. Essentially, the book will make a distinct contribution focusing on a critique of the medium’s role in community-building and culture making among others. While the book will provide relevant theoretical frameworks, it also aims to include the voices of media practitioners who can reflect on the importance of this medium from a more realistic perspective. Volume 2 focuses on the impact of digitization on radio in South Africa, and considers the future of radio in South Africa.

Take It to the Air: Radio as Public Art

The radio spectrum, regulated in the US since 1927 for the “public interest, convenience, and necessity,” has long been viewed by artists as an unrealized, utopian public space. Today, many artists use FM radio, wireless, and the electromagnetic spectrum to make work usually described as electronic or new media art. However, there is often a public and politicized quality to this work: artistic (mis)use of the radio spectrum may activate a public around secret listening, detourne and rebroadcast the normal content of the airwaves, or “drown out” corporate broadcasts in a highly local area. This paper discusses several recent projects to argue that artwork in the “electomagnetic commons” complements field of public art in important ways

Kanouse, Sarah, “Take it to the air: radio as public art,” Art Journal 70(3): 86-99.