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Invaluable history amid cultural struggles

Volume 16, Issue 2

October, 2010

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Meadows, M. (2010). Invaluable history amid cultural struggles. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(2): 211-213.
Author(s): Michael Meadows
Reviewed book by Bridget Griffen-Foley
Publication date: 
October, 2010

While the first section of the book focuses on the battles over regulation of the initially scarce spectrum is informative, it is the second and largest part of the book dealing with programmes and the characters that brought them to life which really shines. It is the innumerable stories that Griffen-Foley has woven cleverly into her narrative that the real cultural worth of commercial radio is apparent.