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The Radio Handbook

3rd Edition

By Carole Fleming


232 pages

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The Radio Handbook is a comprehensive guide to radio broadcasting in Britain. Featuring two entirely new chapters for this edition, You Radio and Sport on Radio, this text offers a thorough introduction to radio in the twenty-first century. Using new examples, case studies and illustrations, it examines the various components that make radio, from music selection to news presentation, and from phone-ins to sport programmes. Discussing a variety of new media such as podcasts, digital radio and web-linked radio stations, Carole Fleming explores the place of radio today, the extraordinary growth of commercial radio and the importance of community radio.

The Radio Handbook shows how communication theory informs everyday broadcasts and encourages a critical approach to radio listening and to radio practice. Addressing issues of regulation, accountability and representation, it offers advice on working in radio and outlines the skills needed for a career in the industry.

About the Author/Editor

Carole Fleming is Principal Lecturer at the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism at

Nottingham Trent University. Her previous publications include The Radio Handbook (2nd edition, 2002); Women and Journalism, with Deborah Chambers and Linda Steiner (2004) and Introduction to Journalism with Emma Hemmingway, Gill Moore and Dave Welford (2006).

About the Series

Media Practice

The Media Practice handbooks are comprehensive resource books for students of media and journalism, and for anyone planning a career as a media professional. Each handbook combines a clear introduction to understanding how the media work with practical information about the structure, processes and skills involved in working in today’s media industries, providing not only a guide on ‘how to do it’ but also a critical reflection on contemporary media practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies