Modern Radio and Audio Production: Programming and Performance,
10th Edition

Carl Hausman, Frank (Fritz) Messere, Philip Benoit

ISBN-13: 9781305077492 | ISBN-10: 1305077490

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 448 pages

List Price USD $124.95


Integrating cutting-edge technologies with explanations of traditional equipment and practices, MODERN RADIO AND AUDIO PRODUCTION, 10e, offers current, comprehensive coverage of radio production and programming. A clear writing style, excellent descriptions and explanations, and attention to detail make this book easy to read and understand. An all-new chapter on writing walks you step by step through the entire process, while a new chapter on ethics helps you think through possible ethical dilemmas before you encounter them in the workplace. In addition, an all-new chapter on mobile radio explores the next frontier.

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Meet the Authors

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Carl Hausman is Professor of Journalism at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. He holds a Ph.D. from the Union Graduate School and did his post-doctoral fellowship at New York University. He is the author of 20 books, including several texts on broadcasting and journalism. His works also include investigative and explanatory books, articles, and columns, and he has appeared on a variety of talk shows including the O'Reilly Factor, ABC's World News Now with Anderson Cooper, CBS Radio's Capitol Voices, and CNN's Outlook. A former talk show host and anchor, Hausman has done voice-over work for a variety of corporate and institutional clients. His academic specialty is media ethics, and he has written two books on the subject and testified before Congress on ethics issues. Hausman served several terms as broadcast judging chair of the National Headliner Awards, one of the nation's oldest and largest programs recognizing journalism excellence.

Fritz Messere is founding dean of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts at the State University of New York at Oswego. A member of Oswego's communication studies faculty since 1977, he is a former coordinator of its broadcasting and mass communication program and two-time department chair. Messere received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Oswego and did post-graduate work at Cornell University. He is the co-author of five textbooks on electronic media and communication, including BROADCASTING, CABLE, THE INTERNET AND BEYOND. A nationally recognized expert on broadcasting regulation and telecommunications, Messere has served as external assistant to FCC Commissioner Mimi Wayforth Dawson, as senior fellow of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communication Policy, and on the Rural Policy Research Institute's National Experts Panel on Telecommunications.

Philip Benoit is an adjunct professor of English at Pennsylvania's Millersville University. He previously served as director of public affairs at Middlebury College in Vermont and associate vice president for communications at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. With a broad background in radio, television, and public relations, Benoit was the first director of the broadcasting academic program at SUNY Oswego. He also served as executive officer of the American Forces Network in Europe and American advisor to the Vietnamese Armed Forces Radio Network.

  • Most references to and illustrations of legacy media are now included in a condensed appendix.
  • Offering coverage that is both comprehensive and thorough, the Tenth Edition is organized into five parts: Audio Fundamentals, Radio Fundamentals, Aural Communication, Specialized Production, and the Business of Radio.
  • Completely up to date, the Tenth Edition reflects the latest research and practices from the field. It has been thoroughly updated throughout and includes new examples, illustrations, and photos.
  • With an updated two color interior text, the text's comprehensive coverage and flexible organization enable instructors to easily pick and choose chapters and sections to focus on radio or to emphasize audio or to combine the two.
  • As the new title suggests, MODERN RADIO AND AUDIO PRODUCTION: PROGRAMMING AND PERFORMANCE, 10e is designed to be used in either an audio course or a radio course-or a course that combines both areas.
  • Intriguing “Radio Retro” stories show how radio's past connects with the present-and possibly the future.
  • Helping students develop a solid ethical foundation, the “Think About It” feature looks at some of the ethical dilemmas faced in today's era of mushrooming instant-communication channels-including the 14-hour news cycle and the relentless drive for profit.
  • Integrating up-to-date explanations of current technologies, MODERN RADIO AND AUDIO PRODUCTION: PROGRAMMING AND PERFORMANCE maintains the central theme that radio is primarily about communicating a message and is secondarily about hardware.
  • Chapter content is enhanced with vibrant photos demonstrating various industry tools.
  • “Tuning Into Technology” features examine new trends, equipment, and practices in radio production. Topics include digital editing, the role of the computer as the new engine of audio, and much more.
  • Offering accessible tips on performance, “You're On” features include the latest techniques in voice-tracking and automation.
  • The text's historical perspective illustrates how technologies have changed radio in the past and explains what that might mean for our future.
  • All discussions of software throughout the text reflect the latest developments and practices from the field.
  • “Industry Update” features track current trends in the business to help students interested in a career in radio plan their path.

Table of Contents

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1. Production in Modern Radio and Online Audio Media.
2. Sound and Microphones.
3. Consoles.
4. Playback and Recording Technology.
5. Editing.
6. Recorded Program Production.
7. Live, On-Air Production.
8. Computer-Driven Technology.
9. Achieving an Effect.
10. Drama and Dramatic Elements in Radio.
11. Writing for the Ear.
12. Commercial Production.
13. News Production.
14. Remote and Sports Production.
15. Advanced Production: Multichannel, Music, and Special Effects.
Part V: The Business of Radio-Legacy and New Media Models.
16. Production, Programming, and the Modern Format.
17. Radio and the New Digital Infrastructure.
18. Mobile Radio and the Battle for the Dashboard.
19. Entrepreneurial Radio.
20. Ethics and the Communication Professional.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Online Instructor's Manual for Hausman/Benoit/Messere's Modern Radio and Audio Production: Programming and Performance, 10th

The Instructor's Manual contains resources designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation. This helpful manual includes suggestions for developing a course schedule, course objectives, labs that you can assign, listening assignments, and radio projects. Also included are alternative commercials and an alternate promo project. The activities provide innovative ways to present relevant concepts in each chapter.

Web Site for Hausman/Benoit/Messere's Modern Radio and Audio Production: Programming and Performance, 10th

Prepare for class with online tools including flashcards, an online version of the glossary, and links to relevant web resources.

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