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Funding the ‘third way’ of radio broadcasting in Britain.

Scifo, S., 2016. Funding the ‘third way’ of radio broadcasting in Britain. 3CMedia: Journal of Community, Citizen's and Third Sector Media and Communication, 8.

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Very few scholars of community radio in Britain have discussed funding in detail since the introduction of full-time community radio licences in the country (Lewis 1977, 2008, 2012; Lewis and Booth 1989). Some have pointed out the possible pitfalls in the British case of reliance on social objectives funding (Gordon 2009). Bearing in mind the historical development of community radio in the United Kingdom, this article, traces the contours of the origins and development of community radio under the New Labour government. It discusses how the change in the political landscape, with the landslide victory of the Labour Party in 1997, affected the social, cultural and media policies that followed. While, in the end, the sector got what it had campaigned for since the first lobbying efforts in 1977 (Lewis and Booth 1989), the current shape of the sector was much influenced by the political context after 1997 and the strategies adopted to get the legislation through in 2004.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Radio Broadcasting ; Community Radio ; Funding ; United Kingdom
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:24707
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:08 Sep 2016 15:20
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:58


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