Higher Education

Modern Radio and Audio Production: Programming and Performance, 10th Edition

  • Carl Hausman Rowan University
  • Frank (Fritz) Messere State University of New York-Oswego
  • Philip Benoit Millersville University
  • ISBN-10: 1305077490  |  ISBN-13: 9781305077492
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $157.50
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About

Overview

More flexible than ever, MODERN RADIO AND AUDIO PRODUCTION: PROGRAMMING AND PERFORMANCE, 10e delivers comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage that enables instructors to choose whether they focus on audio, radio, or a combination of both. Completely up to date, the text features new material on the latest trends and technologies along with explanations of traditional equipment and practices. The authors' clear writing style, excellent descriptions and explanations, and attention to detail make the text extremely student friendly. In addition to new examples, illustrations, and photos throughout, the text's three all-new chapters focus on writing, ethics, and mobile radio.

Features and Benefits

  • Integrating up-to-date explanations of current technologies, MODERN RADIO AND AUDIO PRODUCTION: PROGRAMMING AND PERFORMANCE maintains the central theme that radio is primarily about communicating a message and is secondarily about hardware.
  • The text's historical perspective illustrates how technologies have changed radio in the past and explains what that might mean for our future.
  • Chapter content is enhanced with vibrant photos demonstrating various industry tools.
  • All discussions of software throughout the text reflect the latest developments and practices from the field.
  • Helping students develop a solid ethical foundation, the “Think About It” feature looks at some of the ethical dilemmas faced in today's era of mushrooming instant-communication channels-including the 14-hour news cycle and the relentless drive for profit.
  • Offering accessible tips on performance, “You're On” features 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, the role of the computer as the new engine of audio, and much more.
  • Intriguing “Radio Retro” stories show how radio's past connects with the present-and possibly the future.
  • “Industry Update” features track current trends in the business to help students interested in a career in radio plan their path.

Table of Contents

1. Production in Modern Radio and Online Audio Media.
Part I: AUDIO FUNDAMENTALS.
2. Sound and Microphones.
3. Consoles.
4. Playback and Recording Technology.
5. Editing.
Part II: RADIO FUNDAMENTALS.
6. Recorded Program Production.
7. Live, On-Air Production.
8. Computer-Driven Technology.
Part III: AURAL COMMUNICATION.
9. Achieving an Effect.
10. Drama and Dramatic Elements in Radio.
11. Writing for the Ear.
Part IV: SPECIALIZED PRODUCTION.
12. Commercial Production.
13. News Production.
14. Remote and Sports Production.
15. Advanced Production: Multichannel, Music, and Special Effects.
Part V: The Business of Radio-Legacy and New Media Models.
16. Production, Programming, and the Modern Format.
17. Radio and the New Digital Infrastructure.
18. Mobile Radio and the Battle for the Dashboard.
19. Entrepreneurial Radio.
20. Ethics and the Communication Professional.

What's New

  • As the new title suggests, MODERN RADIO AND AUDIO PRODUCTION: PROGRAMMING AND PERFORMANCE, 10e is designed to be used in either an audio course or a radio course-or a course that combines both areas.
  • Offering coverage that is both comprehensive and thorough, the Tenth Edition is organized into five parts: Audio Fundamentals, Radio Fundamentals, Aural Communication, Specialized Production, and the Business of Radio.
  • With an updated two color interior text, the text's comprehensive coverage and flexible organization enable instructors to easily pick and choose chapters and sections to focus on radio or to emphasize audio or to combine the two.
  • Most references to and illustrations of legacy media are now included in a condensed appendix.
  • Completely up to date, the Tenth Edition reflects the latest research and practices from the field. It has been thoroughly updated throughout and includes new examples, illustrations, and photos.
  • An all-new Chapter 11: Writing for the Ear accommodates instructors who use a heavy writing component in their classes. It also makes Part III a more rounded module to help professors who want to focus primarily on writing.
  • An all-new Chapter 20: Ethics and the Communication Professional is packed with examples of ethical decision-making-a must for someone entering a career in which ethical transgressions can be magnified by technology. Students are enabled to think step by step through ethical situations before they ever have to face them on the job.
  • An all-new Chapter 18: Mobile Radio and the Battle for the Dashboard brings the text to the border of the new frontier of radio-the digitally controlled car dashboard.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

“It is a highly effective textbook and each edition improves on the last.”

— Brad Yates, University of West Georgia

“I believe there is no other text published in this area that is better.”

— James McCluskey, Wilberforce University

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carl Hausman

Carl Hausman is Professor of Journalism at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. He holds a Ph.D. from the Union Graduate School and did his post-doctoral fellowship at New York University. He is the author of 20 books, including several texts on broadcasting and journalism. His works also include investigative and explanatory books, articles, and columns, and he has appeared on a variety of talk shows including the O'Reilly Factor, ABC's World News Now with Anderson Cooper, CBS Radio's Capitol Voices, and CNN's Outlook. A former talk show host and anchor, Hausman has done voice-over work for a variety of corporate and institutional clients. His academic specialty is media ethics, and he has written two books on the subject and testified before Congress on ethics issues. Hausman served several terms as broadcast judging chair of the National Headliner Awards, one of the nation's oldest and largest programs recognizing journalism excellence.

Frank (Fritz) Messere

Fritz Messere is founding dean of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts at the State University of New York at Oswego. A member of Oswego's communication studies faculty since 1977, he is a former coordinator of its broadcasting and mass communication program and two-time department chair. Messere received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Oswego and did post-graduate work at Cornell University. He is the co-author of five textbooks on electronic media and communication, including BROADCASTING, CABLE, THE INTERNET AND BEYOND. A nationally recognized expert on broadcasting regulation and telecommunications, Messere has served as external assistant to FCC Commissioner Mimi Wayforth Dawson, as senior fellow of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communication Policy, and on the Rural Policy Research Institute's National Experts Panel on Telecommunications.

Philip Benoit

Philip Benoit is an adjunct professor of English at Pennsylvania's Millersville University. He previously served as director of public affairs at Middlebury College in Vermont and associate vice president for communications at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. With a broad background in radio, television, and public relations, Benoit was the first director of the broadcasting academic program at SUNY Oswego. He also served as executive officer of the American Forces Network in Europe and American advisor to the Vietnamese Armed Forces Radio Network.