MDAR 355 History of Radio

This course examines the past one hundred years of radio and how it has shaped our culture and us as individuals. Also, conversely, we will see how cultural forces have shaped, and reshaped, radio. Through reading, discussion, and critical listening of various formats of radio we will address questions such as: How has radio changed to address cultural voices? How has radio dealt with the building of audiences? How do people listen to or interact with different types of radio? In discussions and writing assignments we will also address these questions in the context of how radio figures into New Orleans as a community. We will also discuss the future of radio broadcasting via the Internet and otherwise.

notes: (was MDAR 390)