The Radio Handbook

The Radio Handbook

Hardback Media Practice (Hardcover)

By (author) Peter Wilby, By (author) Andrew Conroy, Revised by Carole Fleming

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 246mm x 16mm | 504g
  • Publication date: 20 May 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415226155
  • ISBN 13: 9780415226158
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: glossary

Product description

The Radio Handbook is a comprehensive guide to radio broadcasting in Britain. Completely rewritten and updated for the second edition, using new examples, case studies and illustrations, it examines the various components that make radio, from music selection to news presentation, and from phone-ins to sports programmes. Fleming explores the extraordinary growth of commercial radio, analyzes the birth of digital audio broadcasting and internet radio and evaluates their effects on the industry. The Radio Handbook shows how communication theory informs everyday broadcasts and encourages a critical approach to radio listening and to radio practice. Addressing issues of regulation, accountability and representation, it offers advice on working in radio and outlines the skills needed for a career in the industry. The Radio Handbook includes: *Interviews with people working at all levels in the industry, including programme controllers, news presenters and DJs *Examples of programming including nationwide and local BBC, commercial radio, community and student stations *Chapters on radio style, the role of news, getting started in radio and the tools of broadcasting *A glossary of key terms and technical concepts

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Author information

Carole Fleming is a senior lecturer in journalism at the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism at the Nottingham Trent University. She has worked as a reporter and a producer for both BBC and ILR radio stations in the Midlands and the North East of England.

Review quote

The Radio Handbook is essential reading for anyone interested in studying, or working in radio. Carole Fleming has produced an accessible, informative, and wide-ranging outline of how radio works. Full of up-to-date information, interesting case studies and profiles and practical skills, it is an ideal foundation for any aspiring broadcaster. Tim Wall, University of Central England.