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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

Codes

Codes

Codes are the categories of sound identifiable in radio output and these are speech, music, noise and silence.

In his introduction to Understanding Radio, Crisell uses the ideas and concepts of semiology, the study of signs, to explain how radio creates meaning. In fact, the semiological approach to radio has ...

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