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The Resource The listener's voice : early radio and the American public, Elena Razlogova

The listener's voice : early radio and the American public, Elena Razlogova

Label
The listener's voice : early radio and the American public
Title
The listener's voice
Title remainder
early radio and the American public
Statement of responsibility
Elena Razlogova
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: During the Jazz Age and Great Depression, radio broadcasters did not conjure their listening public with a throw of a switch; the public had a hand in its own making. The Listener's Voice describes how a diverse array of Americans-boxing fans, radio amateurs, down-and-out laborers, small-town housewives, black government clerks, and Mexican farmers-participated in the formation of American radio, its genres, and its operations. Before the advent of sophisticated marketing research, radio producers largely relied on listeners' phone calls, telegrams, and letters to understand their audiences. Mining this rich archive, historian Elena Razlogova meticulously recreates the world of fans who undermined centralized broadcasting at each creative turn in radio history. Radio outlaws, from the earliest squatter stations and radio tube bootleggers to postwar "payola-hungry" rhythm and blues DJs, provided a crucial source of innovation for the medium. Engineers bent patent regulations. Network writers negotiated with devotees. Program managers invited high school students to spin records. Taken together, these and other practices embodied a participatory ethic that listeners articulated when they confronted national corporate networks and the formulaic ratings system that developed. Using radio as a lens to examine a moral economy that Americans have imagined for their nation, The Listener's Voice demonstrates that tenets of cooperation and reciprocity embedded in today's free software, open access, and filesharing activities apply to earlier instances of cultural production in American history, especially at times when new media have emerged
Cataloging source
AZU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Razlogova, Elena
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Radio audiences
  • HISTORY
  • Radio audiences
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Radio broadcasting
  • United States
  • Beteiligung
  • Hörer
  • Hörfunk
  • USA
Label
The listener's voice : early radio and the American public, Elena Razlogova
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Moral economy of American broadcasting -- 1: At ringside -- 2: Jumping the waves -- 3: Voice of the listener -- 4: Listeners write the scripts -- 5: Measuring culture -- 6: Gang busters -- 7: Vox jox -- Epilogue -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn824522199
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812243208
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812208498
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 421119
  • 22573/ctt35g29w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824522199
Label
The listener's voice : early radio and the American public, Elena Razlogova
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Moral economy of American broadcasting -- 1: At ringside -- 2: Jumping the waves -- 3: Voice of the listener -- 4: Listeners write the scripts -- 5: Measuring culture -- 6: Gang busters -- 7: Vox jox -- Epilogue -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn824522199
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812243208
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812208498
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 421119
  • 22573/ctt35g29w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824522199

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