Radio’s Digital Dilemma
Broadcasting in the Twenty-First Century
To Be Published January 1st 2014 by Routledge – 176 pages
Radio’s Digital Dilemma chronicles the development of digital radio broadcasting, which has been fraught with difficulty as evidenced by the fact that what we have come to understand as "radio" in the twentieth century still has no feasible digital broadcast component.
"Anderson provides a detailed and shocking look into how compliant regulators and a few well-connected private actors can conspire to thwart both the market and the public interest. This is a startling and well-documented indictment of an epic failure of our media system that should enrage both liberals and conservatives alike." -Ted M. Coopman, San Jose State University, USA
"Anderson’s text elucidates an important, and overlooked, policy fight. Largely out of sight of the public, and over an extended period of time, broadcast conglomerates and related interests pushed to replace our current open broadcast system with one based on a technically deficient, proprietary standard, that they controlled. Anderson has forensically assembled this story, showing us how obscure policy battles over technical standards can have long-reaching impacts on the media that act as conduits for so much of our culture." - Andrew Ó Baoill, Cazenovia College, USA
1. Identifying Radio’s Digital Dilemma 2. The Developmental Trajectory of U.S. Digital Radio 3. The Fundamental Detriments of IBOC-DAB 4. FCC "Deliberation" of HD Radio 5. The Troubled Proliferation of HD Radio 7. Digital Radio Around the World 8. Confronting Radio’s Digital Dilemma
John Anderson is Assistant Professor in the Department of TV and Radio at Brooklyn College, CUNY, USA.