"This is so cool - radio at my fingertips!" Young people’s responses to Radio Garden

Mitchell, Caroline and Lewis, Peter M. (2021) "This is so cool - radio at my fingertips!" Young people’s responses to Radio Garden. In: Routledge Companion to Radio and Podcast Studies. Routledge, Abingdon, England. (Submitted)

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The chapter outlines the appeal and use of the interactive website, Radio Garden, particularly in relation to young people. We trace the platform’s development from a first stage which included ‘layers’ of history, stories and station idents to its current form of live streaming of station outputs. We explore how its characteristics have made it such an attractive radio platform to the generations who may be turning away from traditional radio listening and how young people have used it in different contexts before and during the pandemic lockdowns. Interviews and small scale impact workshops with a range of people and organisations carried out in the years since Radio Garden’s launch provide some clues to the reasons for its popularity in periods of lockdown. These include a need to escape from the ‘sameness’ of confinement, and the pleasure of random encounters with music, language and place.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transnational Radio Encounters (TRE); Radio Garden; live radio streaming
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Peter Lewis
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 09:15
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 09:15
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7090

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