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The affective power of sound: oral history on radio

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Abstract


  • Using illustrative audio clips, this article offers insights into the historical

    symbiosis between oral history and radio and the relationship between

    orality, aurality, and affect that makes radio such a powerful medium for the

    spoken word. It does so through a discussion of the concept of affect as it

    applies to oral history on radio and through a description and analysis of crafting

    oral history for the radio documentary form. This article features audio excerpts

    from radio documentaries produced by the author. Listening to the audio portions

    of this article requires a means of accessing the audio excerpts through

    hyperlinks. See “Instructions for Multimedia Reading of the OHR,” which follows

    the Editor’s Introduction at the front of the journal, for further explanation

    on how to access this article online.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • McHugh, S. A. "The affective power of sound: oral history on radio." The Oral History Review 39 .2 (2012): 187-206.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84867407639

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1353&context=creartspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/345

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 187

End Page


  • 206

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Using illustrative audio clips, this article offers insights into the historical

    symbiosis between oral history and radio and the relationship between

    orality, aurality, and affect that makes radio such a powerful medium for the

    spoken word. It does so through a discussion of the concept of affect as it

    applies to oral history on radio and through a description and analysis of crafting

    oral history for the radio documentary form. This article features audio excerpts

    from radio documentaries produced by the author. Listening to the audio portions

    of this article requires a means of accessing the audio excerpts through

    hyperlinks. See “Instructions for Multimedia Reading of the OHR,” which follows

    the Editor’s Introduction at the front of the journal, for further explanation

    on how to access this article online.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • McHugh, S. A. "The affective power of sound: oral history on radio." The Oral History Review 39 .2 (2012): 187-206.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84867407639

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1353&context=creartspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/345

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 187

End Page


  • 206

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States