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Author Lommers, Suzanne.

Title Europe, on Air : Interwar Projects for Radio Broadcasting / Suzanne Lommers
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (325 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Series Technology and European history series ; 7
Technology and European history series.
Contents 1. Introduction: European Broadcasting Visions -- Unraveling European Broadcasting -- Transnational Infrastructures in Europe -- Broadcasting and Society-Building -- Methodology and Outline -- 2. Elites on the Barricades for Broadcasting -- Pioneering in the Private Sector -- Lack of International Regulation -- Establishing International Broadcasting Union -- 3. Europe in the Making -- Invisible Interconnection -- Wiring a Continent -- Wireless World Visions -- 4. Battles over Europe's Borders -- Radio Moscow and Confining Europe in the East -- Vatican Radio, Radio Nations, and Established Standards -- Radio Luxembourg and Reluctant Experts -- 5. War and Peace in the Sky -- Elites Doubting a Technology's Virtue -- Politicians Embrace Broadcasting -- Nationalism Shatters Peace Regulation -- 6. Broadcasting a Musical Culture -- A Cultural Policy for a New Medium -- Solutions to "Discothèque" and Copyright Problems -- The International Live Program Constructed -- Translating Music for Radio -- Success and Failure -- 7. Conclusion: Internationalism in Practice -- Dreams of Feasibility -- Envisioning Europe on Air
Summary During the interwar years, broadcast radio became a popular way for Europeans to consume local, national, and international news. The medium not only began to shape European policy and politics, but also laid the foundation for European unification and global interconnectedness. In Europe On Air, Suzanne Lommers has documented the rich and often underexposed history of broadcast radio through the lens of international European relations. She specifically explores the roles of Radio Moscow, Radio Luxembourg, Vatican Radio, and the International Broadcasting Union as institutions that played an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Radio broadcasting -- Europe -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 904851665X (electronic bk.)
9789048516650 (electronic bk.)