'Studying Radio' offers a concise and thorough introduction to radio broadcasting as an area of study, placing radio in an historical and contemporary media context and tracing the development and day-to-day operation of the medium from the perspective of its institutions, its practitioners and its audience.
It focuses not only on the institutions of radio and the ways in which programming is created and shaped but on the problematic issue of how the material is received and used by its listeners. What, ultimately, is the message and meaning of radio, and how significant is its impact on our daily lives?
... masterly study of the structure, practices and prospects of contemporary sound broadcasting.
Andrew Crisell, University of Sunderland, UK