Autor: Kait Kribs
Revista: Canadian Journal of Communication
In Music in Range: The Culture of Canadian Campus Radio, Brian Fauteux deftly deploys three key concepts to guide his descriptive analyses of Canadian campus radio: “alternative,” “independent,” and “local.” In each of these cases, concepts are not merely ideas; instead, they bind together previous scholarly contributions and arguments to form a new understanding of Fauteux’s central object of study. Simply put, these three concepts together perform a generative role throughout his book: they tightly link theory to practice and explain various relationships as well as historical changes to campus radio. In the process, Music in Range utilizes these three concepts to make an indispensable contribution to Canadian radio scholarship. The book repeatedly shines a light upon an under-examined corner of the broadcast landscape (campus radio) by locating “the significant sites where Canadian campus radio emerged” (p. 10) and pointing out “key factors that took these stations from university campuses to wider communities” (p. 10).