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Interactive Practices on Educational Radio

From Australia to Turkey

Fırat Tufan

The main objective of this book is to propose a new interactive educational radio model for Turkey. Thus, six educational, community and university-based radio stations in Australia were researched. In terms of representing the entire country and all educational radio broadcasting practices, samples were selected from different structures and cities of Australia. After obtaining required data in the participant observation process, in-depth interviews with radio representatives were carried out. It was questioned, what the basic factors of effective educational radio stations are, how today's broadcasting technologies affect the relationship between radio and its audience and how interpersonal communication process reflects new radio broadcasting practices.

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Acknowledgement

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This research (1059B191600435) was supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my advisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tom Morton for the continuous support of my postdoctoral study and related research, for his patience, motivation, and immense knowledge. His guidance helped me in all the time of research and writing of this study. I could not have imagined having a better advisor and mentor for my postdoc study.

Throughout the process of conducting this research, many individuals from the community radios have taken time out to help me out. For this reason, I would like to thank Todd Sergeant, Steve Ahern, Quinn Glasson, Andrew Rickert, Deepa Alam, Michaela Stubbs, Bec Horsnby, and in particular to Melanie Withnall.

Special thanks to my family, Ali Mican, and Prof. Dr. Suat Gezgin.←5 | 6→ ←6 | 7→

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