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Music in Range

The Culture of Canadian Campus Radio

By Brian Fauteux
Subjects Film & Media, Cultural Studies, Music
Series Film and Media Studies Hide Details
Paperback : 9781771121507, 230 pages, November 2015
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781771121521, 230 pages, November 2015
Ebook (PDF) : 9781771121514, 230 pages, November 2015

Table of contents

Table of Contents for Music in Range: The Culture of Canadian Campus Radio by Brian Fauteux
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: “Alternative” Radio
Commercial Radio Policy in Canada
Discourses of “Alternative”
A Local Alternative
Chapter 3: The Canadian Campus Radio Sector Takes Shape
Social Responsibility and Cultural Hierarchies in the Development of Campus Radio
Community Media and its Response to the Rise of Private Broadcasting
Canadian Community Radio in the 1970s
Regulating the Campus Radio Sector
Chapter 4: From Campus Borders to Communities: Campus Radio in Three Canadian Localities
Pre-FM Radio Broadcasting at Three Canadian Universities
Canadian Campus Radio and Community Representation on the FM Dial
Mandates and Philosophies
Locality and Diversity in the Program Grid
Chapter 5: A Community-Based Mandate: Regulating the Campus Radio Sector in 2010
Non-Compliance at Ryerson University's CKLN-FM
The End of CKLN-FM: An Unprecedented Decision
Commercial “Indie” Radio Takes Over
Campus and Community Radio Policy 2010
Chapter 6: Canadian Campus Radio and Local Musical Activity
CHMA and Sackville: Music Festivals and an East Coast Cultural Hub
CKUW and Winnipeg: Isolation and Collaboration in Music Production and Mythmaking
CiTR and Vancouver: Cultural Institutions and Community in a Growing City
Campus Radio and Cultural Production: Stylus, Discorder, and Pop Alliance Compilation: Vol. 2
Chapter 7: Campus Radio and Alternative Music Culture
Canadian Campus Radio and Policy-Making
Alternative Music Culture, Cultural Capital, and the Circulation of Local Musici
The Future of the Canadian Campus Radio Sector


Music in Range explores the history of Canadian campus radio, highlighting the factors that have shaped its close relationship with local music and culture. The book traces how campus radio practitioners have expanded stations from campus borders to sur-rounding musical and cultural communities by acquiring FM licenses and establishing community-based mandates. The culture of a campus station extends beyond its studio and into the wider community where it is connected to the local music scene within its broadcast range. The book examines campus stations and local music in Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Sackville, NB, and highlights the ways that campus stations—through music-based programming, their operational practices, and the culture under which they operate—produce alternative methods and values for circulating local and independent Canadian artists at a time when ubiquitous commercial media outlets do exactly the opposite. Music in Range sheds light on a radio sector that is an integral component of Canada’s musical and cultural fabric and positions campus radio as a worthy site of attention at a time when connectivity and sharing between musicians, music fans, and cultural intermediaries are increasingly shaping our experience of music, radio, and sound.