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Creating moral panic : Australian Outrage Radio

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Robert O'Sullivan
"Outrage Radio and the Shock Jock phenomenon are part of the evolution of Australian radio. Its antecedents are in the manufacture of an audience to sell radio receivers in the 1920s, reaction to imposed censorship originating in the 1930s, the introduction of community access radio in the 1970s and the financial impact on AM radio of commercial FM from the early 1980s. Outrage Radio relies on the false reality created by a form of mass culture, supported by technology that allows instant access to its proponents. Political leaders use it as a means of easy communication, advertisers see value for money in the publicity it generates and there is still a sufficiently vocal audience consuming its product - their own stereotyped prejudices."

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Cryle D; Hillier J; Nile R

Parent Title

Consent and consensus : politics, media and governance in twentieth century Australia

Start Page

117

End Page

136

Number of Pages

20

ISBN-10

1920845127

Publisher

API Network, Australia Research Institute

Place of Publication

Perth, W.A.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

21

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