Research on C/C Radio

Bibliography on campus and community radio by Candace Mooers

Abstract: 
The bibliography covers academic journal articles and M.A. and Ph.D. dissertations (using several search engines available through the York and Ryerson Libraries). I limited the entries to campus and/or community radio studies. I left out studies on broader alternative media, for example, as well as an entry on Can-Con regulations and commercial radio in Canada. It is international in scope. This version of the bibliography does not include articles published in popular periodicals, conference proceedings, and a wide range of government documents.

Bibliography from PCH report by EKOS Research Associates

Date: 
Thu, 2008-10-16
Abstract: 
In 2007-2008, EKOS Research Associates conducted a study for Canadian Heritage called “Canada’s Community and Campus Radio Broadcasting Sectors: An Analysis of the Sector’s Roles and Impacts in the Context of Current Technological and Media Sector Changes.” The report was delivered in October of 2008. This is the report's bibliography, useful for anyone who is studying the campus and community radio sector in Canada.

Campus/community radio in Canada: linking listeners to broadcasters with web 2.0 technologies.

Date: 
Fri, 2012-05-11
Abstract: 
This thesis is an investigation of campus/community radio in Canada and an exploration of its motivations and methods of using social media as a tool to interact with listeners. It develops and applies a methodology referred to as S.M.I.L.E.S., a methodology to create triangulation and validate results when researching in areas involving social media and minimal previous literature available. Radio station staff and volunteer programmers use social media, traditional digital and non-digital methods to gather feedback about the show and/or station, promote the show and/or station, provide additional content to the listener off-air, communicate about the station itself, and achieve personal, station, and community growth. Results suggest that campus/community radio members use social media very differently than commercial or public radio station. As a whole, the campus/community radio sector is generally slow in providing support and policy when facilitating technological change, which has resulted in tentative use and lack of support for social media. Geographical location is also irrelevant as regards the utilization of social media. Also, programmers must be careful in identity management when engaging in online communication, as well as using social media as a fundraising tool and forum for information dissemination. Finally, stations need to consider implementing policy surrounding social media in order to facilitate growth within the industry.