100909notes - Not a free for all Radio broadcasting is a

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Radio takes literacy out of getting information Radio broke down geographic boundaries and helped create a new national American consciousness. Sports Politics Voices also came on the radio who had other opinions, were also able to be heard Radio created, for the first time in human history, a public that was mass, simultaneous and dispersed. Who controls it? The federal government. Radio act of 1927 Declared the airwaves public property to be licensed for fixed renewable terms to private users. Rules and regulations
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Unformatted text preview: Not a free for all Radio broadcasting is a governmentally-granted privilege, not a right Who pays for it? Not supported by listeners Sell airtime to advertisers to generate income After World War 2. TV takes advertisers Car radios become more important Newspaper is replaced by radio Format specialization Stations with vertically integrated programming begin to specialize in particular genres Dramatic industry consolidation after 1996 Loss of localism...
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