Conference Programme – panels, presentations and chairs

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PANELS AND CHAIRS – 19-21 September 2019

19 September – parallel session 1 – 11.00-12.30


19P1.1 – Why we need public radio – room 349 A

Chair: Belen Monclus

Vyara Angelova, University of Sofia (BUL). The need of public radio when we don`t have an audience

Hans-Ulrich Wagner, HansBredow Institute, Hamburg (GER). Radio cultures in times of media change. Current state and challenges

Anne F. MacLennan, York University (CAN). Radio: Becoming a social medium in Canada


19P1.2 – Make radio, not war – room A+B

Chair: Urszula Doliwa

Fabiola Ortiz Do Santos, Duisburg-Essen University (GER). Promoting Peace: The Role of Radio Journalism in Conflict Prevention

Angeliki Gazi, Panteion University, Athens (GRE), Maria Karaiskou, Cyprus University of Technology. Radio Listener Identity at the period of Turkish invasion in Cyprus

Aicha Zoghbi, Charles University, Prague (CZ). How did French colonialism and de-colonialism impact Algerian radio? Comparative study between the Algerian radio before and after the Independence war (1954-62).

Gabriella Velics, Eötvös Loránd University, (HUN). Alternative radio activities in war zone, Syria


19P1.3 – Radio and Journalism – room 356

Chair: Laura Maynard

Xosé Soengas Pérez, University of Santiago de Compostela (SPA), Miguel Ángel Ortiz Sobrino, Complutense University of Madrid (SPA), Jacinto Gómez López, Complutense University of Madrid (SPA). Radio information in the digital era

Katy McDonald, Newcastle University (UK). F*ckable actresses and sh*thole countries: The challenges of online news reporting for broadcasters in an inconsistently regulated platform society.

Magdalena Szydłowska, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (POL). New multitasking identity of the radio programmes. An attempt to analyze the phenomenon

Stanislaw Jedrzejewski, Kozminski University (POL). Radio in personal news media repertoires

Monika Bialek, University of Gdansk (POL). News in Radio Reportage


19P1.4 ORGANISED PANEL – Challenges for radio and sound in the age of digital audio production – room 349 C

Chair: Marcelo Kischinhevsky

Madalena Oliveira, University of Minho, Braga (POR), Sonic-based memories and audio content archive: questioning policies and legal deposit.

Alberto Sà, University of Minho, Braga (POR). Sound as clear: ensuring sustainable digital sound repositories

Luís António Santos, University of Minho, Braga (POR). Smartspeakers are not really about speech, are they? (An exploratory study of Portuguese national radio stations strategies for new voice activated contents)


19 September – parallel session 2 – 14.00-15.30

19P2.1 – Music and (public) radio – room 349 A

Chair: Ignacio Gallego Perez

Lise Watson, University of Leicester (UK). Mapping African Music on BBC Radio

Ieva Gudaitytė, University of Amsterdam (NL). Imagining Sound: The Invisible Politics of Radio Music

Morten Michelsen, University of Copenhagen (DK). Music on the radio. A service to the public?

Peter Čakš, University of Maribor (SLO). We choose the music, you can switch – case study of implementing the music quota into radio programming in Slovenia


19P2.2 – Radio as an art medium? – room 356

Chair: Madalena Oliveira

Magz Hall, Christ Church Canterbury University (UK). Participatory Radio Art Practice

Eliza Matusiak, University of Łódź, (POL). Alexa, what is hiperaudibility? About nonlinear radio and new media art

Andy Kelleher Stuhl, McGill University, Montreal (CAN). Playing (to) the Algorithm: Artist and Broadcaster Responses to Radio Automation

Ania Mauruschat, University of Basel (CH). From Conviviality to Intimacy – and back again? Some reflections on the transformation of conviviality and intimacy in the transition from radio to podcasting

Caitlin Sheperd, London College of Communication (UK). Reframing the Class Divide: Art that Challenges Poverty and Economic Injustice


19P2.3 Local radio and proximity – room 349 A

Chair: Salvatore Scifo

Ana Isabel Reis, University of Porto (POR). The Ílhavo community and the story of Radio Faneca: this was us

Andrea Delgado Hernàndez, University of Navarra (SPA). Towards a redefinition of local radio in the context of global media

Josephine Coleman, Birkbeck, University of London (UK). The Word on the Street: examining the role of local community radio in place-based socialities

Amoshaun Toft, University of Washington Bothell (USA), Kristin L. Gustafson, University of Washington Bothell (USA), Amani Sawari, radio activist, Seattle (USA). How we talk to each other: Strategies for sustaining student media


19P2.4 – “A radio for every age”: young and old radio listeners – room 349 B

Chair: Elsa Moreno

Amber Hammill, Auckland University of Technology (NZ). In Good Company: How older listeners experience the radio as company

Xavier Ribes, Josep Maria Martì Martì, Belen Monclus, Maria Gutierrez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPA). Youth, Radio and Digital Sound Content, a complicated relationship

Francisco Marcos Martìn Martìn, Carmen Del Rocìo Monedero Morales, University of Malaga (SPA). Mapping and characteristics of radio initiatives carried out by the elderly on university radio in Spain


19P2.5 – Radio Production studies – room 349 C

Chair: Stanislaw Jedrzejewski

Emily Bettison, Birmingham City University (UK). Contextual Creativity: Workplace, Industry and Disciplinary Borders of Radio’s Creativity.

Madalena Oliveira, University of Minho, Braga (POR), Manuel Fernàndez Sande, Complutense University of Madrid (SPA). Old passion new challenges: practitioners’ representations of radio in a media convergence context.

Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu, De Montfort University (UK). How producers at the BBC Asian Network conceive, visualise and construct a distinctive audience to serve.

Rob Watson, independent researcher (UK). The Archetipe of Radio Presenter.


19 September – parallel session 3 – 16.00-17.30

 19P3.1 – Radio genres: storytelling and experimental features – room 349 B

Chair: Sadie Couture

Philip Shakeshaft, Bournemouth University (UK). Regional radio drama and comedy in a commercial environment.

Joanna Bachura-Wojtasik, University of Łódź, (POL). A new language of radio drama and the role of the experiment in its forming. On the material of the Polish Radio.

Natalia Kowalska, University of Łódź, (POL). Radio experiment and experimental feature. Radio genres perspective and its relation with artistic word-based compositions.

Ben Horner, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). Live feature documentary orchestration and experience: a practical investigation into the relationship between music, radio and audience at the recording of the Goodwin Sands Radiogram podcast

Kinga Sygizman, University of Łódź, (POL). Would you like to listen to my story? About auto-narration in a radio documentary


19P3.2 – “Talk to me”: talk radio cultures – room 356

Chair: Angeliki Gazi

Chiara Di Stefano, Università per Stranieri, Perugia (IT), Marta Perrotta, Roma Tre University, Rome (IT). “He drives me crazy”. Captive audience, radio personalities and football talk shows in Rome.

Kathryn McDonald, Bournemouth University (UK). “Tonight I’m Not Letting You Die”: The Radio Phone-In and the Suicidal Caller

Sìlvia Espinosa Mirabet, University of Girona (SPA), Maria Gutierrez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPA), Josep Maria Martì Martì, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPA). Disruptive content changes the tendency of consumption in a radio market.

Marta Montagut Calvo, Rovira i Virgili University (SPA). Stress and deliberate pauses model of intonation applied to radio frame analysis: testing a model on the Catalan news radio


19P3.3 – “Hey, teacher, leave that kid alone”: Radio and audience education – room 349 C

Chair: Grażyna Stachyra

Rodolfo Sacchettini, Università di Firenze (IT). An hypothesis of the radio in the future: Outis topos by Andrea Camilleri and Sergio Liberovici (1973)

Matthias Künzler, Thorsten Frisch, University of Applied Science HTW Chur (CH). Hospital radios as a social media and playing field to save the medium in the digital world

Emine Özlem Ataman, Ege University (Turkey). Social media and educational radio programs in the digital age: Osh radio


19P3.4 – ORGANISED PANEL – Feeling Convivial: Audio, Affect, and the Social – room A+B

Chair: Martin Spinelli


Jason Loviglio, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA), Serial: Structure and Feeling

Mia Lindgren, Swinburne University (AUS) ‘People like us’ – creating engagement through emotions?

Kate Lacey, University of Sussex (UK), Questioning Conviviality: Contradictory lessons from a century of radio


20 September – parallel session 1 – 11.00-12.30

20P1.1 – Making Radio History – room 349 A

Chair: Anne MacLennan

Paavo Oinonen, University of Turku (FIN). The Curtain Rises: Some Traces of the Experiences of the Early Finnish Radio Listeners

Maria Rikitianskaia, USI Lugano (CH), Gabriele Balbi, USI Lugano (CH). Not only broadcasting: Agenda for an Intermedia Radio History

Fredrik Stiernstedt, Södertörn University (SWE). Bells, Broadcasting, Social media

Laura Maynard, University of Sussex (UK). Radio Guangdong and the Liberalisation of Chinese Media: 1978 – 1997


20P1.2 – Community radio as social good – room 349 B

Chair: Alejandro Barranquero

Amoshaun Toft, Washington Bothell (USA), Sabrina Roach, radio activist, Seattle (USA). The 2013 LPFM Cohort: Organizing the Next Generation of Community Radio Stations in the United States

Miguel Midões, University of Coimbra/Instituto Politécnico de Viseu (POR). Mapping and characterizing the community radios in Portugal

Bridget Backhaus, Loughborough University, London (UK). Pass the mic: broadcaster listening in community radio

Matt Mollgaard, Auckland University of Technology. Radio as Social Good: The New Zealand Community Radio Sector at the Crossroads.


20P1.3 – Radio and social inclusion/exclusion – room 349 C

Chair: Graciela Martinez

Geneviève Bonin-Labelle, University of Ottawa (CAN). Dispelling the myths: Participation of underrepresented groups in community radio

Silvia Olmedo Salar, Palòma Lopez Villafranca, University of Malaga (SPA). Radio as a therapeutic tool for people with mental illness

Zhana Popova, University of Sofia (BUL). Saving the public from phone fraud in Bulgaria by means of the radio

Emma Heywood, University of Sheffield (UK). The impact of radio on women’s rights and empowerment in Niger.


20P1.4 – Podcast cultures – room 356

Chair: John Sullivan

Toni Sellas, Universitat de Vic, Universitat Central de Catalunya (SPA), Montse Bonet, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPA). Independent podcast networks in Spain: a grassroots cultural production facing cultural industries practices

Ignacio Gallego Perez, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (SPA). Podcast sustainability: authorship, production and creation in the platform context

Sabir Haque, School of Media and Communication, MAHE Dubai Campus (UAE). Podcast in the UAE: narratives re-invented and re-casted

Gaia Varon, Iulm University, Milan (IT). Italian Podcast Culture: listening habits and sound design from public radio to podcasts


20P1.5 – Radio Garden: a tool for conviviality? – a sharing experience workshop – room A+B

Chair: Katie Moylan

Led by Caroline Mitchell, University of Sunderland (UK) and Peter Lewis, London Metropolitan University (UK)


20 September – parallel session 2 – 14.30-16.00


20P2.1 – Ethnic/indigenous/diasporic radio communities – room 349 A

Chair: Rufus McEwan

Gloria Khamkar, Bournemouth University (UK). Ethnic minority community radio and women empowerment

Jana Wilbricht, University of Michigan (USA). Reservation Radio: U.S. Tribal Radio As a Counter-Hegemonic Community Medium

Orge Castellano Parra, Irati Aguirreazkuenaga, Estitxu Garai Artetxe, Simon Peña Fernandez, University of the Basque Country (SPA). Radio in the Basque Country: A tool for cross-cultural dialogue, multiculturalism and social integration

Teresa Costa Alves, Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) – Universidade do Minho, Braga (POR). Diaspora storytelling in ethnic media: past, present and future of immigrants’ radio shows


20P2.2 – Convivial tools for radio as a commons – room 349 B

Chair: Tiziano Bonini

Rute Correia, Jorge Vieira, Manuela Aparìcio, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (POR). Mapping Copyleft Radio Content Online

Heather Contant, University of New South Wales (AUS). Radio History: A Methodological Tool for Conviviality

Roberto Cibin, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), Maurizio Teli, Aalborg University (DK), Christopher Csíkszentmihályi, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), Conor Linehan, University College, Cork (IR), Laura Maye, University College, Cork (IR), Nadia Pantidi, University College, Cork (IR), Sarah Robinson, University College, Cork (IR), Maria Cristina Sciannamblo, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), Duarte Sousa, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), Petra Zist, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI). Fostering Community Radio: the Grassroots Radio project


20P2.3 – What does it mean to be an independent podcaster? – room 356

Chair: Mia Lindgren

Britta Jorgensen, Monash University (AUS). The ‘cultural entrepreneurship’ of independent podcast production in Australia

Freja Berg, University of Southern Denmark (DK). Podcasting and social media: How independent podcasters create conviviality 

Kim Fox, American University in Cairo (ET). The Social Media Semiotics of Black Women in Podcasting

Jan Pinseler, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal (GER). The Democratic Promise of Podcasting: Potentials and Limitations


20P2.4 – Why we need Pirate radio – room 349 C

Chair: Christina Dunbar-Hester

Urszula Doliwa, University of Warmia and Mazury (POL), Judith Purkarthofer, University of Oslo (NOR). A landscape of emergent private media: radio pirates and media initiatives in Europe with a special focus on the Polish and Austrian case

Ana Isabel Reis, University of Porto (POR). Live from the end of the street: journalism on pirate radios in Portugal

John Walsh, NUI Galway (IR). developing an audio archive of Irish pirate radio

Jesse Drew, University of California, Davis (USA). Urban Pirates to Rural Radio: Low Power FM in the US Heartland


20P2.5 ORGANISED PANEL – Mapping Community Radio in Europe – room A+B

Chair: Salvatore Scifo

Katie Moylan, University of Leicester (UK), Rob Watson, independent researcher (UK), Mapping Community Radio in UK

José Emilio Pérez Martínez, Sorbonne Université, Paris (FRA), Alejandro Barranquero, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (SPA), Mapping community media in Spain and Latin America

Lambrini Papadopoulou, Panteion University, Athens (GRE), Angeliki Gazi, Panteion University, Athens (GRE), Mapping anarchist radio in Greece. Exploring radical journalistic practices and intergroup communication


20 September – parallel session 3 – 16.30-18.00

 20P3.1 – Radio activism – room 356

Chair: Amoshaun Toft

Michael Nevradakis, Deree, American College of Greece (GRE). The Parallel Paths of Greek Crisis Activism and Alternative Online Media: The Case of Radiobubble

Katie Moylan, University of Leicester (UK). Communities of Practice in Student-produced Radio

Jeffrey Wimmer, University of Augsburg (GER). Social Participation, Social Pressures: The Digitalisation of Community Radio’s Ideology

Thiago Novaes, University College, London (UK), Francisco Caminati, São Paulo State University (BRA). Nomadic transmitter: participatory free radio and aesthetics face the Brazilian oligopoly media repression


20P3.2 – Student radios of the world, unite! – room 349 B

Chair: Marta Perrotta

Sarah Penge, Roma TRE University, Rome (IT). College Radios in Europe: how single communities of students can be socially united through Radio?

Paulo Fernando de Carvalho Lopes, Roberto de Araujo Sousa, Federal University of Piauí (BRA). 2018 Elections in Brazil: the radio journalism discourses two days before and one day after the first turn in two university radio breaking news

Jo Tyler, Bournemouth University (UK). Curating the Future: Evaluating a student managed digital audio platform

Marco Cocco, Oriella Esposito, Roma TRE University, Rome (IT). College Radio stations and the challenging construction of a social identity

Zuzana Řezníčková, Palacky University Olomouc, (CZ). Student Radio broadcasting in Central Europe


20P3.3 – Radio, language and identity – room 349 C

Chair: Madalena Oliveira

Funke Omole, Covenant University (Nigeria), Rotimi Williams Olatunji, Lagos State University (Nigeria). Radio Broadcasting in Nigeria: Towards Maximizing the Potentials of Indigenous Languages for National Integration

Rosemary Day, University of Limerick (IR), John Walsh, NUI Galway (IR). Developing a minority language community through radio in the digital age.

Rufus McEwan, Auckland University of Technology. Māori radio, governmentality, and the ideological challenges of indigenous radio renewal.

Sarah Akrofi-Quarcoo, Audrey Gadzekpo, Abena A. Yeboah-Banin, University of Ghana (Ghana). Indigenizing radio in Ghana: A historical focus on local language broadcasting and audiences


20P3.4 – Women and radio: airing differences – room A+B

Chair: Caroline Mitchell

Viviane Schönbächler, University of Bochum (GER). Gendered Community Participation in Local Radio. A Case Study in Burkina Faso

Kiron Patka, University of Tübingen (GER). Women as radio’s sound technicians: From national to transnational perspective.

Arantza Gutierrez Paz, University of Basque Country (SPA). Feminist movement in Basque free and community radios

Nazan Haydari, Özden Cankaya, Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey). Kadın Dünyası (Woman’s World): Gender, Radio, and Listeners in Turkey

Sadie Couture, Concordia University (CAN). Aural Intimacies: Gendered Constructions of Familiarity on The Mary Margaret McBride Program


21 September – parallel session 1 – 09.30-11.00

21P1.1 – “What’s the frequency, Kenneth?”: analog vs digital issues – room 349 A

Chair: Montse Bonet

Daithí McMahon, University of Derby (UK). Save the Wave: The Fight by the Irish Diaspora in Britain to Retain RTE’s Longwave 252 Service

Lawrie Hallett, University of Bedfordshire (UK). 5G & The Future of Broadcast Radio

Graziela Bianchi, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (BRA). Perspectives on radio journalism in the migration process from AM to FM broadcasters

Francisco Caminati, São Paulo State University (BRA). Shortwave/High Frequency radio in Brazilian Amazon: HF community networks and Shortwave broadcasting despite of the dismantling of services


21P1.2 – Radio Audience/Reception studies – room 349 B

Chair: Belen Monclus

Grażyna Stachyra, Lublin University (POL). Between creativity and repeatability – listening of radio and music in startups

Elsa Moreno, María Pilar Martínez-Costa, Avelino Amoedo, University of Navarra (SPA). Audio podcast consumption in Spain (2018-2019): Exploring real opportunities for native and traditional radio brands

Angeliki Gazi, Panteion University, Athens (GRE). Mapping Media Trust in Greece: the Radio Case

Amelie Herrmann, Neil Thurman, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (GER). Radio audience measurement across the world – techniques, changes, challenges


21P1.3 – Active listening – room 349 C

Chair: Ania Mauruschat

Lucia Scazzocchio, independent sound artist (UK). From personal to global, participatory broadcasting in the digital age


Thomas R. Miller, Berkeley College and UArctic CAFÉ Network (USA)

Re-Soundings: Community Radio, Radio Art, and Sound Archives in the 21st century

Graciela Martinez, Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM) and Mexico National Autonomous University UNAM (MEX). The function of sound as an element of cultural identity and aesthetics at the indigenous-community radio in Oaxaca, Mexico


21P1.4 ORGANISED PANEL – Podcast Utopias: How Institutions and Independents Are Reframing Online Space – room A+B

Chair: Manuel Fernandez Sande

Lance Dann, University of Brighton (UK), “Hopepunk”: Podcast Drama, therapeutic listening and the limits of creative communities

Richard Berry, University of Sunderland (UK), BBC Sounds and the Search for the Netflix of Podcasts: Models of Listening to Radio and Podcasts in a Platform World

Martin Spinelli, University of Sussex (UK), A Utopian Example of Convivial Youth Podcasting


21P1.5 – Radio and the challenges of digital media – room 356

Chair: Emma Rodero

Debora Cristina Lopez, Marcelo Kischinhevsky, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) / Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ, BRA), Marcelo Freire, Federal University of Ouro Preto (BRA). Datafication of listening in smart speakers: challenges in radio

Pascal Ricaud, Université de Tours (FRA). ‘Plateformisation’ de la radio’: journalists at the test of the spaces of participation and contestation of the web users

José-María Legorburu, CEU San Pablo University of Madrid (SPA), Concha Edo, Complutense University of Madrid (SPA), Aurora García-González, University of Vigo (SPA). Podcasting as an opportunity to recover radio feature stories in Spanish language. The case of Cuonda and Podium Podcast

Raúl Terol Bolinches, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (SPA), Mª de la Peña Mónica Pérez Alaejos, Universidad de Salamanca (SPA), Luis Miguel Pedrero Esteban, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (SPA). Audio production and marketing models on digital age: comparative analysis of main Podcast Networks in Europe, North America and Latin America


21 September – parallel session 2 – 11.30-13.00

21P2.1 – Radio and social media – room 356

Chair: Pascal Ricaud

Marcelo Kischinhevsky, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) / Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ, BRA), Itala Maduell Vieira, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, BRA) João Guilherme Bastos dos Santos, Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ, BRA), Viktor Chagas, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF, BRA), Miguel de Andrade Freitas, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, BRA), Alessandra Aldé, Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ, BRA). WhatsApp audios and the remediation of radio – The case of Brazilian presidential election

Vinciane Votron, Université catholique de Louvain (BEL). When radio generates a community connected with social media

Theresa M. Rivera, Far Eastern University, Manila (PHI). Shaping the communication environment of the Tri-People community of Upi, Maguindanao

Teresa Piñeiro Otero, University of A Coruña (SPA), Daniel Martín Pena, University of Extremadura (SPA). More than a picture. The adaptation of the main European radio stations to Instagram


21P2.2 – Radio and Advertising – room 349 A

Chair: Raúl Terol Bolinches

Rogério Santos, Nelson Ribeiro, Universidade Catòlica Portuguesa (POR). Advertising as a Model for News: The Emergence of Newscasts in Portuguese Commercial Radio

Emma Rodero, Pompeu Fabra University (SPA), Marina Vàzquez Guerrero, University of Colima (MEX). “I love audio but not radio ads”: How young advertising students perceive audio

Mª Luz Barbeito Veloso, Estrella Barrio Fraile, Ana M. Enrique Jiménez, Anna Fajula Payet, Juan José Perona Páez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPA). Women and radio advertising: a study from the perspective of transmission and reception of messages


21P2.3 – Transmedia and convergence in radio industry – room 349 B

Chair: Xavi Ribes

Rosa Franquet, Nuria Garcia, Matilde Delgado, Celina Navarro, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPA). The permeability of radio and tv content in the CCMA platforms.

Frédéric Antoine, Université catholique de Louvain and GRER (BEL). Neither radio nor television: multimedia radio as social media. A case study within the public radio service in French-speaking Belgium

Salvatore Scifo, Bournemouth University (UK), Meng Wei, Communication University of China. Radio and AI: Use of Technologies in China and the UK


21P2.4 – ORGANISED PANEL – Podcasting Confronts Platformization – room A+B

Chair: Jason Loviglio

Andrew J. Bottomley, SUNY Oneonta (USA), Programming the audio revolution: online how-to guides, tutorials, and the platformization of podcast instruction

Tiziano Bonini, University of Siena (IT), “Enclosures reloaded”: from the commodification of broadcasting to the platformization of podcasting

John L. Sullivan, Muhlenberg College, Allentown (USA), Platform tastemakers: the rise of cultural intermediaries in podcast discovery