CMC Faculty Colloquium: Radio 2.0

 

The Office of Research and Publications

invites you to the CMC Colloquium Series
 
Radio 2.0:
“Issues facing the radio industry in the new century”
 
by: Dr. Bradley Freeman
 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
CMC Auditorium, Plaridel Hall Annex
 
 
Is the medium of radio healthy?  This is a question that has been on the minds lately of both practitioners and researchers in the field.  There are several reasons why this question has gained increased relevance in recent years.  For one, over the past decade commercial radio in the United States has taken a hit in terms of its overall reputation.  Many of the changes in U.S. radio that led to this state, came after the Telecommunications Act went into effect in the late 1990s.  This was also the time when the Internet and audio streaming became more globally popular.  Radio stations struggled to deal with the economic and technological changes to the industry (and they still are).  In this talk, Professor Freeman will raise the issues that radio has had to deal with in the past 15 odd years- and how its doing today.  His current research on radio, the Internet, and social media will also be covered.  The talk will reference radio issues from the perspective of a former U.S. radio practitioner, turned radio researcher in Southeast Asia. 

About the presenter:

 
Dr. Freeman is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Broadcast and Cinema Studies of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University. He both a practitioner and scholar of radio, with a career that includes managing a radio station in Pennsylvania and being an on-air presenter in various radio shows around the US. His research revolves around community and campus radio, popular culture, political communication and media credibility