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Radio Studies

This guide highlights library and internet resources for the history of Radio and Radio broadcasting.

Keeping up with the journal literature

A short definition for "radio"

1. The first electronic mass medium of communication, involving an audio signal broadcast wirelessly in the form of radio waves from a high-power transmitter to a low-power receiver (radio set). Radio shares many of its representational and institutional characteristics with television. See also live; radio genres.

2. A means of interpersonal communication over short distances which uses transmitter/receiver devices that use a low-power half-duplex radio signal.

Chandler, D., & Munday, R. (2020). Radio. In A Dictionary of Media and Communication. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 22 Oct. 2020

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