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Crossing the ether : pre-war public service radio and commercial competition in the UK

Author: Sean Street
Publisher: Eastleigh, UK : John Libbey Pub. ; Bloomington, IN : Distributed in North America by Indiana University Press, ©2006.
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"Histories of British broadcasting suggest that the BBC monopoly was never seriously challenged until the coming of ITV in 1955. Crossing the Ether counters this view, telling the story of commercial radio's first challenge to the Public Service monopoly between 1930 and 1939. In the telling, this account provides substantial primary evidence that radio in Britain during the 1930s was a battleground between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Street, Sean.
Crossing the ether.
Eastleigh, UK : John Libbey Pub. ; Bloomington, IN : Distributed in North America by Indiana University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)654504877
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Street
ISBN: 0861966686 9780861966684
OCLC Number: 71121432
Notes: Subtitle on cover: British public service radio and commercial competition 1922-1945.
Accompanying CD includes archival audio examples.
Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: The historical context --
Culture at a crisis --
broadcasting and British society in the 1920s and 1930s --
The American way? --
tension and inspiration in transatlantic influence --
Radio for sale --
sponsored programming in British radio during the 1930s --
Recording technologies and strategies --
1928-1935 --
1935-1939 --
1940-1945 --
Post war.
Responsibility: Seán Street.

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