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    “Openness through Sound”: Dualcasting on Irish LGBT Radio

    Kerrigan, Páraic and O'Brien, Anne (2018) “Openness through Sound”: Dualcasting on Irish LGBT Radio. Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 25 (2). pp. 224-239. ISSN 1937-6529

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    This article explores how Ireland’s first LGBT radio station, Open FM, attempted to offer LGBT radio in a heteronormative media landscape. It uses semi-structured interviews with two of the stations founders as well as posts from online LGBT message bulletin boards to argue how Open FM ultimately became ambivalent about its LGBT status and adopted a dualcasting strategy. Despite its ambitions to be a community-led radio station for Ireland's LGBT community, the dualcasting strategy of the station framed many of its endeavors between the mainstream standards of radio broadcasting and the community of interest that their licence claimed to serve.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Openness; Sound; Dualcasting; LGBT; Radio; Irish Radio;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 11853
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    Depositing User: Anne O'Brien
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 17:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Radio & Audio Media
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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