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The Mixed Dish: Harry Shearer and the Golden Age of Radio Satire

Autor: Ian Punnett
Revista: Journal of Radio & Audio Media
Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19376529.2015.1082879

Satire is recognized by scholars as having an essential function in a free society. In the 1960s, political and social satire broadcast on over-the-air on radio stations in the United States was a popular and vibrant public mode of cultural subversion. Scholarship has focused mainly on TV, print, and online satire but has yet to examine the form and function of historic radio satire. This exploratory study attempts to bridge this paucity of scholarship with regard to the factors that produced the Golden Age of Radio Satire, and what role satire might play in broadcast radio's uncertain future.