ERIC Number: ED243449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Socio-Economic Aspects of National Communication Systems. I. Radio Broadcasting in Austria. Communication and Society, 10.
Signitzer, Benno; Luger, Kurt
The first in a series that examines the role of radio broadcasting in the process of socioeconomic and cultural change in three countries with different types of broadcasting organization--Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Venezuela--this volume focuses on Austria. It deals with the cultural implications of broadcasting structures and their ownership and financing, with special attention to both commercial and noncommercial advertising, and includes a short description of the historic and legal evaluation of Austria's national broadcasting system. Specific chapters cover the historical development of radio in Austria; legal arrangements and organizational structure (the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation and the organizational structure of radio); economic and technical conditions, including revenue and expenditures; the radio program itself (normative basis, program philosophy, program departments, channel structure and international program exchange); radio research in both program content and audience structure; and radio workers. Concluding remarks summarize the 12 main characteristics of radio in Austria and discuss possible issues for the future. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Austria; Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
Note: For related documents, see IR 011 062 and IR 011 077.