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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

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.


[Music in Range] situates campus radio in a wide range of local music scenes in Canada, and it outlines the place, regulation and valorization of this style of radio in Canada’s current broadcast mediascape. Fauteux’s attention to these intertwining interests provides a detailed and engaging study of Canadian campus radio.

- Michael Audette-Longo, Topia