Historical Dictionary Of British Radio by Seán StreetHistorical Dictionary Of British Radio by Seán Street

Historical Dictionary Of British Radio

bySeán Street

Hardcover | April 21, 2015

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The story of British radio begins long before the birth of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) in 1922. This book aims to tell this story through its component parts: the makers, the programs, and the policies that together shaped the development of a system of broadcasting, grounded initially in a public service ethic, and subsequently struggling toward an, at times, uneasy balance of public and commercial radio. The last ten years of UK radio history have contained more drama, change and development than in all its previous history.  This second edition of Historical Dictionary of British Radio covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on issues, characters, movements and policies that have shaped radio in the United Kingdom. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British Radio.
Seán Street is a writer, broadcaster and radio historian. He is emeritus professor of radio at Bournemouth University, and the author of numerous books relating to the study of radio history and aesthetics.
Title:Historical Dictionary Of British RadioFormat:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 9.24 × 6.36 × 1.37 inPublished:April 21, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442249226

ISBN - 13:9781442249226

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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword (Jon Woronoff)Preface Acronyms and AbbreviationsChronologyIntroductionTHE DICTIONARYBibliographyAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

The Historical Dictionary of British Radio is a highly useful reference work. I would unhesitatingly recommend this to any undergraduate student trying to get a grip on the subject, and it would also provide a useful resource for any scholar of British radio history.