Mass Communications- Review Sheet # 2

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Mass Communications- Exam #2 Review Chapter 7 (Radio, Recording, and Popular Music) 1) Liquid barretter:  the first audio device permitting reception of wireless voices 2) Spectrum scarcity:   broadcast spectrum space is limited, so not everyone who wants to  broadcast can; those who are granted licenses must accept regulation 3) Affiliates:   a broadcasting station that aligns itself with a network 4) Format Radio:  a radio station’s particular sound or programming content 5) Billings:  total sale of broadcast airtime 6) Deregulation:  relaxation of ownership and other rules for radio and television 7) Duopoly:  single ownership and management of multiple radio stations in one market 8) Catalogue albums:  in record retailing, albums more than 3 years old 9) Terrestrial digital radio:  land-based digital radio relying on digital compression  technology to simultaneously transmit analog and one or more digital signals using  existing spectrum space 10) Web radio : the delivery of “radio” over the internet directly to individual listeners 11) Podcasting:  recording and downloading of audio files stored on servers 12) Bitcasters:  “radio stations” that can be accessed only over the world wide web 13) Streaming:  the simultaneous downloading and accessing (playing) of digital audio or  video data 14) Digital recording:  recording based on conversion of sound into 1s and 0s logged in  millisecond intervals in a computerized translation process 15) Open source software:  freely downloaded software 16) Piracy:  the illegal recording and sale of copyrighted material 17) P2P:  peer to peer  (one of the two ways in which one can download) 18) bitTorrent:  file sharing software that allows users to create “swarms” of data as they  simultaneously download and upload “bits” of given piece of content
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19) copyright:  identifying and granting ownership of a given piece of expression to protect  the creators financial interest in it radio was the first electronic mass medium; it was the first national broadcast medium stations aim their content at very narrowly defined audiences the radio act of 1912 established spheres of authority for both federal and state  governments, allocating and revoking licenses and fining violators, and assigned  frequencies for station operation FRC- established to administer the provisions that a radio license was awarded if there  was enough public interest, convenience or necessity for a new radio station Because broadcast space is limited, not everyone who wants to broadcast can, you  need a license Sale of advertising led to the establishment of the national radio networks
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