Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Immediate, intimate, portable and inexpensive, radio is the most pervasive medium in Australia. Changing Stations is the first full-scale, national history of commercial radio in Australia, from the experiments and schemes of the 1920s through to the eve of the introduction of digital radio in 2009.

'This sweeping national study moves from Sydney to Adelaide, Launceston to Cairns, Broken Hill to Albany. In tracing the often contentious evolution of regulation, ownership and networking from the amateur experiments of the 1920s to podcasting in the 2000s, it considers producing and listening, the national and the local, the mass and the personal, "payola" and "cash for comment". The iconic names of commercial radio, including George Edwards, Grace Gibson, Jack Davey, Bob Dyer, Bob Rogers, Norman Banks, Andrea, Brian White, John Laws and Alan Jones, are here, together with lesser known figures, such as the first woman cricket broadcaster in Australia and the station manager who privately dismissed listeners as "morons".' (From the publisher's website.)

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Twiddling the Dial Kate Ames , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , April vol. 8 no. 1 2011; (p. 274-276)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Untitled Sean Street , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 5 no. 4 2011;

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
John Thompson, the Poet as Broadcaster Peter Kirkpatrick , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;
'John Thompson (1907-1968) was once an influential figure in Australian literature, not only as a poet but also as a broadcaster and editor, but is now generally overlooked if not forgotten. This essay re-evaluates Thompson's career along with his poetry through his experience as a radio producer, examining his changing sense of the radiophonic possibilities of verse. It pays particular attention to the ABC's flagship poetry programme, Quality Street, which Thompson created and which lasted a remarkable twenty-seven years (1946-1973). Given that there have been conflicts from the ABC's inception between its twin roles as public educator and publicly-funded entertainer, the longevity of Quality Street suggests that Thompson managed to strike a workable balance within the broad spectrum of the 'middlebrow', which is a key term throughout. The essay concludes by considering the wider implications of this.' (Author's abstract)
Untitled Paul D. Williams , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Politics & History , September vol. 57 no. 3 2011; (p. 455-456)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Stay Tuned for a Tale of Egos and Acronyms Tim Bowden , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 February 2010; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
The History of Polyphony Brian McFarlane , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 31-32)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Skewed Memories Bridget Griffen-Foley , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 4)
Brian McFarlane Replies: Brian McFarlane , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 4)
[Untitled] Graeme Turner , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , September vol. 34 no. 3 2010; (p. 410-411)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Untitled John Potts , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , December vol. 96 no. 2 2010; (p. 221-222)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Untitled Rachel Wilson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 89 no. 3 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Non-Fiction Fiona Capp , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 December 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Untitled Rachel Wilson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 89 no. 3 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Non-Fiction Fiona Capp , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 December 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Stay Tuned for a Tale of Egos and Acronyms Tim Bowden , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 February 2010; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
The History of Polyphony Brian McFarlane , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 31-32)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
[Untitled] Graeme Turner , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , September vol. 34 no. 3 2010; (p. 410-411)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Untitled John Potts , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , December vol. 96 no. 2 2010; (p. 221-222)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Twiddling the Dial Kate Ames , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , April vol. 8 no. 1 2011; (p. 274-276)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Untitled Sean Street , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 5 no. 4 2011;

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Untitled Paul D. Williams , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Politics & History , September vol. 57 no. 3 2011; (p. 455-456)

— Review of Changing Stations : The Story of Australian Commercial Radio Bridget Griffen-Foley 2009 single work criticism
Skewed Memories Bridget Griffen-Foley , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 4)
Brian McFarlane Replies: Brian McFarlane , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 4)
John Thompson, the Poet as Broadcaster Peter Kirkpatrick , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;
'John Thompson (1907-1968) was once an influential figure in Australian literature, not only as a poet but also as a broadcaster and editor, but is now generally overlooked if not forgotten. This essay re-evaluates Thompson's career along with his poetry through his experience as a radio producer, examining his changing sense of the radiophonic possibilities of verse. It pays particular attention to the ABC's flagship poetry programme, Quality Street, which Thompson created and which lasted a remarkable twenty-seven years (1946-1973). Given that there have been conflicts from the ABC's inception between its twin roles as public educator and publicly-funded entertainer, the longevity of Quality Street suggests that Thompson managed to strike a workable balance within the broad spectrum of the 'middlebrow', which is a key term throughout. The essay concludes by considering the wider implications of this.' (Author's abstract)
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