Do words fail you? Dip into these helpfully illustrated pages and you'll find many of the words you use every day without ever realising that their up-to-date definition is something entirely different.
"I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" is the most listened to comedy programme on British radio. This show regularly attracts an audience of 2.5 million listeners on Radio 4, a figure that would put it comfortably into the top ten programmes on BBC2 or Channel 4. This book deals with this show.
Andy Kershaw truly has no off switch. As a teenager he was promoting major rock gigs. He was Billy Bragg's driver and roadie one day and presenting "Whistle Test" and Live Aid the next. A passionate music enthusiast, he is a man with an obsessive curiosity about the world. This title tells his own story.
Written by a leading expert in the field, this concise text explores the development and the future of public service broadcasting. It thoroughly explains key debates in terms of wider cultural contexts and examines key issues including legislation, funding and digitalisation. This is invaluable reading for all students of media and broadcasting.
Over the years, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. This title includes nineteen essays in which documentary makers tell - and demonstrate, through stories and transcripts - how they make radio the way they do, and why.
Radio in the Global Age offers a fresh, up--to--date, and wide--ranging introduction to the role of radio in contemporary society. It places radio, for the first time, in a global context, and pays special attention to the impact of the Internet, digitalization and globalization on the political--economy of radio.
Presents a social history, a diary of a nation's changing culture, and an in-depth appraisal of one of our greatest broadcasters, a man who can legitimately be called the most influential figure in post-war British popular music.
Offers a history and a celebration of the many wonderful voices that were part of it: Marion Cran, who pioneered the first gardening programme in the 1920s; The Goons and Kenneth Horne, comedy greats of the 1950s; John Peel, Alan Freeman, Kenny Everett and other heroes of the pirate stations.
A practice and theory guide that sets out the best methods in producing sound for multi-media and the academic theories that underpin the history and analysis of sound expression. It teaches how qualitative sound can be produced for drama, documentary and journalism in radio, theatrical stage production, television and film, online, and animation.
This revised and updated new edition of a core text for radio studies offers students a critical introduction to the field; it blends theory and practical guidance, covers the most important radio genres, and addresses key changes in the landscape of radio production since publication of the first edition in 2004.
The rhythmic lullaby of 'North Utsire, South Utsire' has been lulling the nation's insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. In 1995, a plan to move the late-night broadcast by just 12 minutes caused a national outcry and was scrapped. Published with Radio 4 and the Met Office, this is a miscellany for seafarers and armchair travellers alike.
Radio 4 provides the soundtrack to life for millions of Britons. In Radio 4: An Unofficial Companion, Rosie Dillon celebrates all that's best about the nation's favourite spoken-word station, taking us on a tour through its history, its key personalities and programmes, and countless memorable moments from the archives.
Recording Practice is musical practice, a technical but artistic affair. This book explains the musical language of Recording Practice. It presents a comprehensive survey of core production and engineering techniques used in popular music since 1945.
A book for anyone who's ever fallen in love, tried to give up smoking, or consoled themselves that they'll never be quite as old as Mick Jagger. 'funny, fearless and unflinchingly truthful' Times Literary Supplement - Books of the Years 2014 'thought-provoking and inspiring' Independent on Sunday - Books of the Year 2014
Offers advice for those thinking of writing or beginning to write for radio. This book focuses mainly on radio drama techniques. It also covers documentary writing, radio soaps, radio comedy and useful advice on how to begin and maintain a career.
Offers a variety of approaches to understanding the role of women as producers, presenters and consumers and gives guidelines, advice and information for women wanting to work in radio. The text examines the relationship between radio audiences, technologies and programming and explains the inequalities experienced by women working in the industry.
Offers trainee radio broadcasters and their instructors, guidelines to techniques applied to the making of radio shows, explaining how radio programmes are made and the conventions and techniques required to produce them. This book describes how these methods are applied through the use of a behind-the-scenes glimpse at industry practices.