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The Cultural Histories of Radio Luxembourg and Europe n°1 Broadcasting Across Europe

The Cultural Histories of Radio Luxembourg and Europe n°1 [electronic resource] : Broadcasting Across Europe / by Richard Legay.
1st ed. 2023.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023.
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1 online resource (XI, 292 p.) 7 illus., 4 illus. in color.
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"Richard Legay's cultural history of European youth radio in the Long Sixties is a major contribution in a neglected area which provides important detail about the stations, Radio Luxembourg and Europe n°1. This is a sophisticated history which not only draws extensively from relevant archives but addresses core themes including transmedia and the sonic qualities of commercial radio. A fascinating and highly readable study by one of media history's rising stars." -Hugh Chignell, Emeritus Professor, Bournemouth University, England "Richard Legay's book provides a fascinating look at the history of transnational radio broadcasting and the impact commercial radio stations had on the cultural landscape of Europe. Starting with the technical, commercial and ideological layers that shaped the stations, and extending to the sound and intermediality of their programming, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the impact of radio on the cultural history of Europe." - Leen Engelen, President of the International Association for Media & History, Professor of Film and Media History at LUCA School of Arts, Belgium This book focuses on two commercial radio stations, Radio Luxembourg and Europe n°1, which were popular institutions in Western Europe throughout the Long Sixties, working across media and broadcasting transnationally. It argues that the existence of an overarching 'dispositif ' of commercial radio stations enabled them to operate on various dimensions and differentiated them from other broadcasters. The book therefore answers current calls in media history to look beyond national and single-medium borders and contributes to the cultural and media history of Western Europe. Richard Legay is Senior Researcher at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut in Freiburg, Germany.
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Chapter 1. Introduction
Part 1. Space
Chapter 2. A far-reaching transnational space
Chapter 3. A space formed of three layers
Chapter 4. Localism, foreignness, transnational influences and competition
Part 2. Sound
Chapter 5. What was the 'sound' of commercial radio in the Long Sixties?
Chapter 6. Key features of commercial radio in the Long Sixties
Chapter 7. Sharing the airwaves: a collaboration between RTL & Europe n°1
Part 3. Intermediality
Chapter 8. Fabulous 208, Salut les Copains, and their links to commercial radio
Chapter 9. Highly visual culture and stardom
Chapter 10. Feu de Camp, at the crossroad between radio and comics
Chapter 11. The dispositif of commercial radio stations
Chapter 12. Conclusion.
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