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History, heritage and archives: Radio histories
Wed 15 February 2017, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
Dr. John P Devlin (BBC Radio 4/ Bournemouth University) - The role of the BBC and the commercial radio sector in promoting DAB digital radio in the UK
As of 2017, the DAB platform has been in existence for twenty years but one could argue its position remains nebulous even though it is a digital format in which the BBC and the commercial radio sector have placed a huge degree of trust. I wish to talk about why DAB became an imperative for both sectors, examining the separate and joint roles of each in promoting DAB, and discuss how this led to a unique period of cooperation thus representing a major shift in the historical relationship between both parties.
Emily Bettison (Birmingham City University) - Challenging tradition notions of radio scholarship through articulations of creativity
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport classifies radio as a creative industry (DCMS, 2001: 03), but while research surrounding the creative industries often account for a wide range of industries (Haseman, 2005) they rarely include radio in their discussions. However, radio is an interesting example of a creative industry which facilitates creative practices, remediates others' creativity and encompasses additional non-creative practice.
While my research is still in early stages I will be using this as an opportunity to discuss the foundations of my research. Through this I hope to open up a discussion about the way radio is traditionally framed in both media and creative research.
About the speakers:
JP Devlin is a producer, reporter and presenter at BBC Radio 4 and has completed a PhD at the Faculty of Media & Communication at Bournemouth University.
Emily Bettison is an AHRC Funded, Midlands3Cities, PhD Student currently in her first year at Birmingham City University. Her current thesis title is - The Creation of Creativity in Radio: How does radio as an industry define, practice and negotiate creativity? To view her online profile please visit: https://vpp.midlands3cities.ac.uk/display/emilybettisonbcuacuk/Welcome
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