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作者 Kuffert, L. B. (Leonard B.), 1968- author
書名 Canada Before Television : Radio, Taste, and the Struggle for Cultural Democracy / Len Kuffert
出版項 Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780773548091
9780773548107 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  384.540971 K95    在架上    30550100609773
說明 viii, 334 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Text in English
Includes bibliographical references and index
"The work is a history of the first phase of broadcasting in Canada, roughly comprising the years 1920-1956, during which radio was still the dominant technology for reaching local and national audiences. Its focus is English-speaking Canada's radio industry, which developed differently from the Francophone side and was subject to direct competition from American broadcasting outlets. The work argues that broadcasters in Canada before television spent considerable money, time, and effort attempting to figure out which kinds of programs people liked and how listeners could be engaged by radio. Assumptions about listeners' habits and dispositions varied, and within a mixed private-public broadcasting industry there was no shortage of free advice about what should go on the air or how to make programs. Though maligned as elitists by some of their contemporaries, public broadcasters (working through the CBC from 1936 on) hoped to realize a democratic vision of broadcasting, a vision in which programs appealing to mainstream tastes remained prominent, but with no listeners 'left behind'. In six topical chapters (intimacy, America, Britain, regulation, music, minority) the work mines archival sources from Canada, the US, and the UK, as well as the existing historiography of broadcasting. It is not in-depth analysis of programming content, but rather concerns itself with the ways that Canadian broadcasting's evolving structure, the goals of broadcasters, prevailing and shifting tastes and norms, and listeners' expectations all affected programs and policies."-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic formats
鏈接 Kuffert, L. B. (Leonard B.), 1968- . Canada before television. (CaOONL)20169039226
主題 Radio broadcasting -- Canada -- History
Radio broadcasting -- Social aspects -- Canada
Radio broadcasting policy -- Canada -- History
Public radio -- Social aspects -- Canada
Radio audiences -- Canada
Radio programs -- Canada -- Rating -- History
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