Mass Media and Society Chapter 7: Radio

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Mass Media and Society Chapter 7: Radio

  1. 1. Mass Media and Society Chapter 7: Radio Feb. 7, 2014
  2. 2. Chapter 7: Radio • Evolution of radio broadcasting • Radio’s impact on culture • The new future of radio
  3. 3. The invention of radio • Telegraph: early communication technology • By 1870s, telegraph technology used to develop telephones
  4. 4. Radio’s arrival • Marconi popularized wireless technology • By 1912, regulations were in place • Radio networks rise in 1920s
  5. 5. Radio networks • NBC, CBS, ABC • Variety shows were among innovations • Networks are still powerhouses today
  6. 6. Regulation • Radio act of 1927 established Federal Radio Commission • Radio established as largely commercial enterprise • Big networks: 70% market share
  7. 7. Golden Age of Radio • Between 1930 and mid1950s • Offerings included daytime soap operas, comedy variety shows, prestige dramas • News broadcasts
  8. 8. The FCC • Federal Communications Commission created by Communications Act of 1934 • Stations limited to 50,000 watts of power • 1949: Fairness Doctrine
  9. 9. Post-Golden Age • TV ends radio’s dominance • Stations turn to Top 40 • FM grows • Public radio emerges • Radio industry consolidates
  10. 10. Impact on culture • • • • Rush Limbaugh Political talk shows Sports talk shows Howard Stern, “shock” jocks, controversies
  11. 11. Radio’s new future • Satellite radio • Internet/streaming radio • Podcasting: 27% of Internet users listened to podcasts in 2013, up from 21% in 2010

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