Radioactive: Getting a Job and Progressing in Small-Market Radio

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Howard Hughes (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Grace Gibson

Abstract: The purpose of this independent study project is to fulfill the required assignment for graduation in the Communicative Arts department as a contracted major by giving what I feel to be an in-depth account of the process of getting started in radio. To the best of my knowledge, this is a topic on which an adequate amount of material has not been published. This lack explains the minimal number of footnotes. Even though, of course, the paper is based only on my experience, I feel that, in talking with other announcers over the years, that the process of getting into radio is basically the same wherever one goes. It is my purpose to write, in brief, something that other writers have not described, and perhaps enable other aspiring radio announcers to benefit from my experience. In addition, in a rapidly changing field of communication, this first-hand account will provide a record of the process of achieving recognition in radio during the years 1976-1980.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
Radio, Small-Market Radio, Communication, Announcers,

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