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MODERN RADIO PRODUCTION, NINTH EDITION, provides students with a current, comprehensive look at radio production and programming, integrating new material on cutting-edge technologies with explanations of traditional equipment and practices. The authors' clear writing style, excellent descriptions and explanations, and attention to detail ensure that the text is consistent and appropriate for use in undergraduate courses.
- Detailed discussion of web-based radio programming throughout the book.
- Comprehensive explanations of the new web-based "long tail" economy and the effect on radio economics.
- Chapter 15 now includes discussion of apps and plugins that allow the radio producer to perform extremely sophisticated operations on iPads, iPhones, and similar tablets and smartphones.
- Chapter 9 now features a discussion about mobile and cloud capabilities, flash memory, discussion about SonicFire Pro and Garageband for creating production beds, more discussion about interactive media and radio programming (iheartradio, aolradio, etc.).
- The very latest on new technologies to enable voice-tracking, including software that allows a remote announcer to talk over music intros and outros.
- Complete treatment of new federal warning systems for radio.
- A complete explanation of the new digital infrastructure and how it affects radio.
- The ninth edition now Historical perspective on how technologies have changed radio in the past, and what that might mean for our future.
- The latest on interactive programming, such as techniques in which on-air play is keyed to Facebook "likes".
- A modern approach in which all inputs are examined in one chapter (Chapter 2), mirroring industry technological trends by adding such inputs as satellite and network programming and making the concepts more teachable.
- Flash memory is now explained in Chapter 9.
- New photos exploring the HD ProTools system.
- Updated discussion of satellite programming is now included in Chapter 8.
- An editing software comparison chart is included in ninth edition.
- Updates to all discussions of software throughout the text.
- Text-messaging as a radio tool is discussed in the ninth edition.
- The "Think About It" feature looks at some of the ethical dilemmas faced in this era of mushrooming instant-communication channels, including the 14-hour news cycle and the relentless drive for profit.
- Chapter 13, New Production, and 14, Remote and Sports Production, have been overhauled to illustrate the new technologies that put impressive production power into the hands of the tech-savvy. A discussion of cross-platform production is also included.
- "You're On" features provide accessible tips on performance and have been updated to include the latest techniques in voice-tracking and automation.
- "Tuning Into Technology" features examine new trends, equipment, and practices in radio production. Topics include digital editing and the role of the computer as the new engine of audio.
- A series of "Radio Retro" features relate stories of radio's past and show how they connect with the present and possibly the future.
- "Industry Update" features track current trends in the business to help students planning a career in radio plan for the future.
1. Production in Modern Radio.
2. The Console.
3. Playback Devices and Console Sources.
4. Digital Recording and Recording Devices.
5. Microphones and Sound.
PART II: THE TECHNIQUES
6. Electronic Editing.
7. Recorded Program Production.
8. Live, On-Air Production.
9. More About the Computer in Radio Production.
PART III: THE APPLICATIONS
10. Achieving an Effect.
11. Drama and Dramatic Elements in Radio Production.
12. Commercial Production.
13. Radio Production for News and Public Affairs.
14. Remote and Sports Production.
15. Advanced Radio Production.
16. Production, Programming, and the Modern Format.
Appendix A: Another Time: A Play by Richard Wilson.
Appendix B: A Capsule History of Radio: Past Meets Future for the Modern.