About | HeinOnline Law Journal Library | HeinOnline Law Journal Library | HeinOnline

15 J. Radio & Audio Media 1 (2008)

handle is hein.journals/jradstud15 and id is 1 raw text is: Journal of Radio & Audio Media/May 2008
Editor's Remarks
Michael Brown
I am pleased to offer this first issue of the newly renamed Journal of Radio
and Audio Media (IRAM). The name change was made in order to invite study
of those audio media that are challenging radio's traditional role and to broaden
our understanding of the many new uses of audio in our media culture. Radio is part
of an increasingly complicated technological and social audio environment. This
environment is complicated even further when considering how different nations
use digital audio technologies. The challenges facing traditional radio in a diverse
digital environment are evident in the papers presented in this issue's Symposium on
Digital Radio offered by Digital Radio Cultures in Europe (DRACE) group. DRACE is
a consortium of European and Scandinavian scholars concerned with radio's place
in complex technological and cultural environments. The symposium offers three
papers that examine radio in the context of digital audio media. The first paper
interviews key people from the radio industry in Europe and Scandinavia about
radio's digital future. The second paper examines Canada's experiment with digital
broadcasting. The third paper examines nine different digital audio platforms in
order to identify their opportunities for public communication and their registra-
tion requirements that monitor and control these opportunities. The symposium
offers both academics and practitioners interesting insights into how radio becomes
digital audio.
This issue includes three additional research articles. Bob Lochte examines the
state of Christian radio today, John Hetherington demonstrates how the 1930s radio
show, Vic and Sade, served as cultural criticism, and Zack Stiegler re-examines
KDKA's early broadcasts in the context of pre-commercial broadcasting. The final
article in this issue is an interview with Frank Stanton conducted by Alfred Balk in
the late 1990s. Stanton talks about radio during the emergence of television and
points to an earlier time when radio was challenged by new technology.
]RAM is also celebrating 15 years of publication. I had the pleasure of working
with both former editors. Frank Chorba helped found the journal and presided over
its growth into a significant academic presence. Doug Ferguson was instrumental
in developing the journal as a significant voice for the BEA. IRAM has a solid
foundation and tradition. I believe this issue continues that tradition by offering
important scholarship that characterizes our diverse but common interest in radio
and audio media.
@ 2008 Broadcast Education Association  lournal of Radio & Audio Media 15(1), 2008, p. I
DOI: 10. 1080119376520801971295            ISSN: 1937-6529 print/1937-6537 online
1

What Is HeinOnline?

HeinOnline is a subscription-based resource containing nearly 3,000 academic and legal journals from inception; complete coverage of government documents such as U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Reports, and much more. Documents are image-based, fully searchable PDFs with the authority of print combined with the accessibility of a user-friendly and powerful database. For more information, request a quote or trial for your organization below.



Short-term subscription options include 24 hours, 48 hours, or 1 week to HeinOnline with pricing starting as low as $29.95

Contact us for annual subscription options:

Already a HeinOnline Subscriber?

profiles profiles most