The Formation of a Bootleg Radio Fan Culture

The Formation of a Bootleg Radio Fan Culture

Eleanor Patterson explores the history of hobbyists who collected and traded recordings of classic radio programs in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, considering the cultural significance of a US bootleg radio culture.
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WWE Network’s 1-Year Anniversary: A Conversation (Part 2)

February 27, 2015
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WWE Network’s 1-Year Anniversary: A Conversation (Part 2)

In part two of their conversation, Cory Barker and Drew Zolides discuss the future of the WWE Network and what other over-the-top (OTT) services can learn from it.
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From Nottingham and Beyond: British Classical Music Radio, Public Service Broadcasting and the Neoliberal Market

February 26, 2015
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From Nottingham and Beyond: British Classical Music Radio, Public Service Broadcasting and the Neoliberal Market

In this first installment of our new "From Nottingham and Beyond" series, curated by the Department of Culture, Film and Media at the University of Nottingham, Roberta Pearson discusses the contemporary moment in British classical radio.
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Mapping Popular Music Studies: Report from IASPM-US 2015 Conference

February 25, 2015
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Mapping Popular Music Studies: Report from IASPM-US 2015 Conference

Kyle Barnett reports on last week's IASPM-US 2015 annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
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WWE Network’s 1-Year Anniversary: A Conversation (Part 1)

February 24, 2015
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WWE Network’s 1-Year Anniversary: A Conversation (Part 1)

In part one of their conversation, Cory Barker and Drew Zolides discuss the Network's impact on WWE's storytelling and its financials.
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On Radio: Authenticity and Sincerity in Podcast Advertising

February 19, 2015
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On Radio: Authenticity and Sincerity in Podcast Advertising

As podcasters experiment with advertising, they face issues of authenticity and sincerity that strikingly resemble those of the “golden age” of radio.
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On Radio: Surprise! Radio Needs More Female Singers

February 18, 2015
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On Radio: Surprise! Radio Needs More Female Singers

Country radio programmers find themselves fighting back against the domination of “bro-country.” This battle, along with the forcing of Paramore's Grammy-winning Rock Song of the Year into the Pop format, further shows why music radio needs more female singers.
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The Walking Deadwood? The Western and the Post-Apocalyptic Tale

February 17, 2015
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The Walking Deadwood? The Western and the Post-Apocalyptic Tale

Can The Walking Dead be read as an unconscious desire to return to the frontier, or a cautionary warning about the destructive path of the modern world?
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Crumbsucking the FM Dial

February 16, 2015
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Crumbsucking the FM Dial

Broadcasters are paying top-dollar for the last useable scraps of the FM spectrum. John Anderson explores the booming market in translator stations and their implications for diversity on the dial.
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The Back-story: The Feminist Achievement of Agent Carter

February 13, 2015
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The Back-story: The Feminist Achievement of Agent Carter

Marvel’s Agent Carter’s has been the center of many feminist critiques since its premiere earlier this year. Some praise the show as a victory for feminists and female fans, since Peggy Carter is the first female protagonist in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe franchise, while others criticize it for its blatantly obvious feminist messages. While I do...
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