I’m Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies in the Birmingham School of Media at Birmingham City University in the UK [formely UCE Birmingham]. I research into all aspects of popular music and music radio with my colleagues. I’ve been director of the Online Music Enterprise project, and am currently Chair of the Radio Studies Network and Editor of the Radio Journal.
If you found any of the posts in this blog of use you may be interested to read my book Studying Popular Music Culture. Much of the material here made it into publications or conference papers, many of which you’ll find links to on other pages.
Constructing popular music radio: music and cultural identity in radio station discourse July 1999 PhD thesis, Birmingham University
Studying popular music culture 2003 Arnold
New broadcast technologies UNESCO [editor] forthcoming 2007
‘Policy, pop, and the public: The discourse of regulation in British commercial radio’ 2000 in Journal of Radio Studies
‘Commercial radio and the construction of audiences’ 2002 in Electronic Working Papers in Radio
‘The political economy of internet music radio’ 2004 in The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media 2/1
‘Out on the floor: the politics of dancing on the Northern Soul scene’ 2006 in Popular Music 25/3
‘Calling the tune: resolving the tension between profit and regulation in commercial radio’ 2006 in Southern Review 39/2
‘Finding an alternative: music programming in US college radio’ in The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media (2007) Volume 5/ Issue 1
‘David Murray: The making of a progressive jazz musician’ (2007) in Jazz Research Journal Volume 1/2, p173 – 203
‘Rocking around the clock: dance crazes of the 1950s and 1960s’, in Julie Malnig (ed.) The social and popular dance reader. forthcoming 2008