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Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use introduction to the field
  • Grounds theory with global examples
  • Takes it further with recommended reading
  • Covers the central ideas and practices from production and media studies
  • Situates radio studies within its historical context and contemporary auditory culture

Serials and Soaps

Serials and soaps

Radio soaps (or serials) are long-running dramas which played a very important part in the early development of American radio.

The contemporary student of the media is familiar with the importance of the long-running television drama serial or ‘soap opera’ (usually ...

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