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Pirate Gold: The Real Story Behind the Offshore Radio Stations of the 1960s By Brian Lister
eBook (ePub): $9.08
Fifty years ago, after a long delay, the government acted to close down the dozen or so pirate radio stations which had sprung up around the British coast. Many of the stories about those ships and... More > offshore forts, and the personalities involved, are well known, but this book asks intriguing questions about what was really going on behind the scenes. It is common to conflate the rise of the UK pirate radio stations with the liberation struggles going on at the same time: civil rights protests, anti-war movements, student unrest and increasingly liberal attitudes to sex. Fifty years on we can appreciate the reality: the people behind the early offshore stations were frequently motivated by very different agendas and often the ships and forts were simply pawns in much bigger power games. Pirate Gold shines a light on the social, political and technological background to the rise of the UK offshore pirate stations and their lasting effect on British radio broadcasting.< Less
Pirate Gold By Brian Lister
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Fifty years ago, after a long delay, the government acted to close down the dozen or so pirate radio stations which had sprung up around the British coast. Many of the stories about those ships and... More > offshore forts are well known, but this book asks intriguing questions about what was really going on behind the scenes. Offshore unlicensed radio stations were not a new idea, they had existed in different forms elsewhere for decades, so why did the phenomenon blossom in the UK when it did? It is common to conflate the rise of the UK pirate radio stations with the liberation struggles going on at the same time: civil rights protests, anti-war movements, student unrest and increasingly liberal attitudes to sex and sexuality. Fifty years on we can appreciate the reality: the people behind the early offshore stations were frequently motivated by very different political agendas and often the ships and forts were simply pawns in much bigger power games.< Less
Managing Radio By Caroline Mitchell et al.
Paperback: $30.50
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Managing Radio is the first detailed and comprehensive practical guide to all the essential elements of managing radio stations. It covers the management of public service, commercial and community... More > radio stations and the wide range of new DAB, online, web and independent production opportunities. A useful text for students studying the theory and practice of managing radio, it is also an authoritative guide to setting up a station or radio service from scratch. It explores how to create sustainable radio through managing for profit, public service or the participation of the audience in all parts of the station. Managing Radio provides useful practical advice, examples of contemporary radio management practices and case studies of management in action, backed up with references to wider academic reading in media, business and cultural studies.< Less
Managing Radio By Caroline Mitchell et al.
eBook (PDF): $10.86
Managing Radio is the first detailed and comprehensive practical guide to all the essential elements of managing radio stations. It covers the management of public service, commercial and community... More > radio stations and the wide range of new DAB, online, web and independent production opportunities. A useful text for students studying the theory and practice of managing radio, it is also an authoritative guide to setting up a station or radio service from scratch. It explores how to create sustainable radio through managing for profit, public service or the participation of the audience in all parts of the station. Managing Radio provides useful practical advice, examples of contemporary radio management practices and case studies of management in action, backed up with references to wider academic reading in media, business and cultural studies.< Less