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Making Radio – Early Radio Production and the Rise of Modern Sound Culture - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Making Radio: Early Radio Production and the Rise of Modern Sound Culture

Shawn VanCour


The opening decades of the twentieth century witnessed a profound transformation in the history of modern sound media, with workers in US film, radio, and record industries developing pioneering production methods and performance styles tailored to emerging technologies of electric sound reproduction that directly shaped dominant forms and experiences of modern sound culture. Focusing on broadcasting’s initial expansion period during the 1920s, Making Radio explores the forms of creative labor pursued for the medium before the better-known network era of the 1930s and 1940s, assessing their ro ... More

Keywords: radio broadcasting, recorded sound, film sound, industry studies, production studies, sound studies, technology studies, music studies, media history, media aesthetics

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190497118
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190497118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shawn VanCour, author
Assistant Professor of Media Archival Studies, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

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