Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 242
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Book DescriptionHow has American radio?once a grassroots, community-based medium?become a generic service that primarily benefits owners and shareholders and prohibits its listeners from receiving diversity of opinions, ideas, and entertainmentthrough local programming? In The Quieted Voice: The Rise and Demise of Localism in American Radio , Robert L. Hilliard and Michael C. Keith blame the government?s continual deregulation of radio and the corporate obsession with the bottom line in the wake of the far-reaching and controversial Telecommunications Act of 1996. Fighting for greater democratization of the airwaves, Hilliard and Keith call for a return to localism to save radio from rampant media conglomeration and ever-narrowing music playlists?and to save Americans from corporate and government control of public information. Designed to increase awareness of the widespread erosion of public service programming on the local and regional level, The...