ERIC Number: ED183209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-23
Reference Count: N/A
Public Radio in Virginia. Telecommunications Study Commission, Working Paper No. 12.
Caton, Bernard; And Others
This study of the 18 non-commercial and five 10-watt campus radio stations in the Commonwealth of Virginia is concerned with how these stations operate, how they are controlled and funded, and how they serve the public. A discussion of the role of the state government in tapping the potential of this medium is followed by an examination of the current status of public radio use in Virginia. Brief discussions are provided of the use of radio for instruction, uses in higher education, purposes and audiences served by higher education radio stations, control, staffing, funding, programming, and networking. It is concluded that while there are some stations which offer significant amounts of time for news and information, public radio is currently being used for the most part only as a medium for entertainment; the greatest untapped potential for radio in Virginia is seen to be its use as a tool for formal education (RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Telecommunications Study Commission, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia