Radio Auction

old version of academic page

Cor­po­rate FM focus­es class dis­cus­sion on:

  • The con­cen­tra­tion of own­er­ship of cul­tur­al industries.
  • The impact of the polit­i­cal econ­o­my on news organizations.
  • The role of broad­cast com­pe­ti­tion in in-depth reporting.
  • Eco­nom­ic trends in media own­er­ship and their tech­no­log­i­cal and soci­o­log­i­cal consequences.
  • How financ­ing uti­lized for sta­tion acqui­si­tions has the great­est impact years after the ini­tial purchase.
  • His­tor­i­cal uses of radio and their prospects in the new economy.
  • The soci­o­log­i­cal com­po­nents behind crit­i­cal mass in cul­tur­al movements.
  • The con­se­quences of uni­lat­er­al quan­ti­ta­tive research meth­ods when applied to music selection.

Dis­cus­sion guide is includ­ed to facil­i­tate class­room par­tic­i­pa­tion.  Ques­tions and answers pro­vid­ed to help teach­ers engage students.

Plus DVD extras:

  • Con­sol­i­da­tion from the per­spec­tive of a sta­tion broker
  • How con­sol­i­da­tion inflat­ed con­cert tick­et prices
  • Cana­di­an and UK rem­e­dy for local bands
  • Small town radio own­er Hank Booth’s story
  • Wayne Coyne of The Flam­ing Lips
  • FCC com­mis­sion­er Michael Copps
  • Fair­ness Doc­trine explained
  • Fea­ture Commentary
  • Trailer/Index
Stu­dents engage in dis­cus­sion after screening.