Programming, practices, production and policy: Canadian community radio


Project Summary:

Canadian radio's potential for representative and inclusive broadcasting has yet to be realized. This research will work to expand the possibilities of radio within the context of current programming, practice, production, and policy realities. For this project community radio is defined as locally specific ` managed by and broadcasting to and for its constituent communities. Canadian community/campus radio is tasked with the representing "diverse cultural groups, including official linguistic minorities" (CRTC 2010-499). Community radio responds to the needs of community/-ies served in distinct and specific ways depending on the local and social context, meaning practices on the ground vary considerably in their negotiations of local factors. We argue that Canada's community/campus radio stations face financial, practical and other challenges to work within the limitations of their resources and policy. This research will investigate the challenges and best practices of Canadian stations through interviews in order to share their innovations and initiatives to help to sustain and advance the goals of community/campus radio stations in Canada. The parallel CRTC reassessment of radio makes it significant.

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Project Type:
Funded

Project Role:
Principal Investigator

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Canada

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May
2018
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Apr
2022

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Year Project Started:
2018

Collaborator:
Katie Moylan

Collaborator Institution:
University of Leicester

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