Kathryn Ames


Audience, ‘Community’, Identity and Place on Regional Radio: A Rockhampton Case Study



This PhD explores the construction of audience, community, place and subject within and through regional radio.
Specifically, the study interrogates the dialogue, interaction and
interpellation that takes place between presenters and listeners on the three main FM stations operating in a rock/pop music format in Rockhampton, Queensland: these are commercial stations Sea FM and Hot FM, and the ABC's Triple J. At issue are questions of what cultural and political work is being performed by the ideological and economic forces at play in this pervasive 'old-media' arena of regional cultural production in a regional context.