The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

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

Liveness

Liveness

The quality of most radio output that conveys a sense of being live, whether or not it actually is.

One of the defining features of radio is its sense of being live. The large majority of contemporary radio is live: it is broadcast very nearly at the moment that we ...

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