Crossing the Ether: The Untold Story of Pre-War UK Commercial Radio

Crossing the Ether: The Untold Story of Pre-War UK Commercial Radio

by Sean Street
     
 

Histories of British broadcasting suggest that the BBC monopoly was never seriously challenged until the coming of ITV in 1955. Crossing the Ether counters this view, telling the story of commercial radio’s first challenge to the Public Service monopoly between 1930 and 1939. In the telling, this account provides substantial primary evidence that radio in

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Histories of British broadcasting suggest that the BBC monopoly was never seriously challenged until the coming of ITV in 1955. Crossing the Ether counters this view, telling the story of commercial radio’s first challenge to the Public Service monopoly between 1930 and 1939. In the telling, this account provides substantial primary evidence that radio in Britain during the 1930s was a battleground between continental-based stations, run by British and American commercial interests, and the BBC, beset by paternalistic and sabbatarian principles.

John Libbey Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861966684
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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