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Changing stations : the story of Australian commercial radio

Author: Bridget Griffen-Foley
Publisher: Sydney : UNSW Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Immediate, intimate, portable and inexpensive, radio is the most pervasive medium in Australia. Changing Stations is the first full-scale, national history of commercial radio in Australia, from the experiments and schemes of the 1920s through to the eve of the introduction of digital radio in 2009.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Griffen-Foley
ISBN: 9780868409184 0868409189
OCLC Number: 405499061
Description: xiv, 529 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The birth of a hybrid --
The wallflower years --
From scarcity to abundance --
From ʻUncle Frankʼ to ʻMamma Lenaʼ : radio and community --
Parrots and patrols : radio's social service --
Radio ministries : religious broadcasting --
The golden age of entertainment ... and beyond --
From community singing to rock ʻn roll --
Sporting chances --
First with the news : from news to talkback --
Itʼs a radio election --
Dial-in democracy : talkback, news, and politics.
Responsibility: Bridget Griffen-Foley.

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