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[Commlist] cfp: Radio Conference: Entertainments, Cultures, Information & Technology
Mon Jan 21 10:17:00 GMT 2019
Department of Media
University of Chester
*Entertainments, Cultures, Information & Technology*
*Research & Practice*
10^th - 11^th September, 2019.
- Organisers -
Chris Hart, Jim Mason, Simon Morrison, and Michelle Ponting
web site: will go live in February 2019
*Abstract submission: 29 March 2019 *to*(m.ponting /at/ chester.ac.uk)*
Decision on abstracts: 19 April 2019
Conference Schedule publication: 31 May 2019
Selection of papers for publication: 5 October 2019
Deadline for submission of papers for publication: 28 February 2020
Preparation of Book manuscript: 29 February – 31 July 2020
Publication of book: December 2020
Fee 2 days: £180.00 inclusive of lunches etc.
Bookings open 19 April 2019 – details will be on the web site.
*This conference has four broad themes,*
1. Radio and culture
2. Radio and entertainments
3. Radio and information
4. Radio and technology
*The purpose of this conference is to*
Discuss, explore and share new perspectives and research on and about
the history, development, contemporary contexts and possible futures of
radio, as a mass media that also appeals to particular demographics.
*The four broad themes*. Please think of these as guides that embrace
the social, political, economic, legal and cultural aspects of radio in
the widest of senses.
1. the role of radio in reflecting, embodying and expressing different
cultural identities. This theme may include, for example, the
historical, e.g. national radio in the 2^nd World War across Europe, or
the contemporary, e.g. radio and post-apartheid identities across South
Africa, or the regionalisation, e.g. private radio in Indonesia.
2. the role of entertainments used by, and developed by, radio. This
theme may include, for example, music programming over the decades, the
rise of subscription music apps, comedy and light entertainment
programmes, dramas and serials, concerts, children’s programmes, food
programmes, presenters, and podcasting.
3. the role of radio in re-packaging and disseminating information and
news. This theme may include, for example, historical and contemporary
radio journalism, news programming, false news, interviewing, ethics and
4. the role of technology in the development and consumption of radio
broadcasts. This theme may include, for example, historical and
contemporary research on radio communications technology and design. For
example, the development of the portable and car radio, DAB, legislation
and regulations, pirates and private radio broadcasting.
We would welcome abstracts from researchers and practitioners.
If you are a research student, then let us know as we have some
*The conference organisers *
**Michelle Ponting – radio
broadcaster/journalist/(lecturerm.ponting /at/ chester.ac.uk)
As a broadcast journalist at Manchester’s Key 103 - in her 13 years
there Michelle collected a number of industry awards – including a
nomination at 2014s /O2 Media awards/ and the award for ‘Best Interview’
at 2015s /IRN awards/. ‘A Wheel Manchester Gangster’ was an exclusive
interview Michelle conducted with one of Manchester’s notorious gang
leaders who scaled the big wheel in Manchester – he said he would only
get down after speaking to Michelle and telling her his side of the
story. Michelle covered the Manchester riots in August 2011 for Key 103
and also provided updates that night for Al Jazeera TV.
Michelle was one of the team that helped to set up Newlove FM – the
short licence community radio station that was set up by the family of
the murdered Warrington man Garry Newlove.
At the University of Chester Michelle leads the successful award winning
student *CAT radio*(thecatradio.co.uk).
Jim Mason – musician/producer/(lecturerj.mason /at/ chester.ac.uk)
Jim has worked professionally as a composer, lyricist, producer,
engineer, re-mixer, performer and chord recogniser. In various
capacities, he has had key involvement with twelve hit singles on major
UK club charts (including two No.2 hits), and key involvement with Top
40 hit singles on the Official UK Singles Chart.
He has also had success worldwide, including writing and producing a
No.1 hit single on one of France’s major club charts, which also spent 7
weeks in the main French singles chart.
Although Jim’s success has mainly been in commercial dance music, he has
undertaken a wide variety of paid and non-paid music work, including
playing piano on an alternative folk album, undertaking projects
combining Western electronic music with traditional Vietnamese Ca Tru
music, recording 16^th century lute and viol music for a notable film,
performing as part of a ‘covers’ band, and writing and producing
corporate video music, documentary theme music, telephone ‘on-hold’
music and many other projects.
Dr. Simon A. Morrison – music journalist/script
writer/(lecturers.morrison /at/ chester.ac.uk)
For two decades Simon was a journalist, at the coal face of club
culture. He worked as a journalist for a varied list of publications
including /The Guardian/,///The Observer/,///Loaded/,///Marie
/The Big Issue/. He has editorial experience at a number of magazines,
and for two summers lived in Ibiza, working as editor of Ministry of
Sound’s island publication, /Ministry in Ibiza/. He also reviewed gigs
and worked as the pub critic for /The Manchester Evening News/. For many
years Simon was a columnist for /DJ magazine/.
Simon has produced and presented TV and radio, including stints writing
the ITV show /Club-A-Vision/, presenting television from Ibiza, hosting
island-wide radio shows and producing a documentary on the 15^th
anniversary of Manchester nightclub The Haçienda for /Kiss Radio/. He
continues to contribute to BBC Radio 5Live and has also recently
featured as a contributor on BBC Breakfast News.
Simon also helped to organise the 2013 music/literature festival ‘Louder
Than Words’ in Manchester, which brought the likes of Hugh Cornwell (The
Stranglers), Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Alan McGee (Creation Records)
and Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood) to talk about music and writing within
the intimate surroundings.
Dr. Chris Hart – copywriter/author/(lecturerc.hart /at/ chester.ac.uk)
Chris has and continues to work in publishing, contract research and
marketing, and is a keen aficionado of vintage music technology. His
recent books include, /World War 1 – media, entertainments and popular
culture/(2018), /Doing your literature review/(2018), and/World War 2 &
the media/(2015 with Guy Hodgson and Simon Roberts).
Chris has published widely on such topics as Talcott
Parsons, the Chicago School of Sociology, Englishness and identity and
research methods. In addition, he has led international research
projects funded by industry, the findings from which have been included
in the UK National Budget (2015).
With Simon Morrison Chris is working on a book about the music of /Pink
A selection of papers from the conference will be published by a major
international publisher. We have extensive experience in book editing
and publishing and have several publishers interested in receiving a
book proposal from us.
Department of Media: chester.ac.uk/media.
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