Women in Radio
Unfiltered Voices from Canada
Imprint: University of Ottawa Press
Women in Radio: Unfiltered Voices offers a fascinating look at the women who built their career in broadcasting, the issues specific to them, and their contributions to their field. Each story paints a unique portrait of a person’s or a group’s legacy to the radio industry.
Who are, au féminin, the legends who shaped radio in Canada? What did they contribute locally, regionally, and nationally? How was their experience in radio broadcasting different from that of their male counterparts?
Women in Radio: Unfiltered Voices offers an overview of the women who built careers in the Canadian radio industry—yet whose contributions have often been overlooked simply because they were women.
This collection of stories highlights the multi-faceted contributions women broadcasters made to their field and explores issues specific to them. Academic research, interviews, personal reflections and accounts, historical reviews, and hybrid texts combine neatly in this eclectic yet well–researched edited volume, to reflect the fast-paced world of radio broadcasting.
Whether through storytelling, direct quotes, or quasi transcriptions best read aloud, readers come away with a real sense of the aural nature of radio, of the voice unaccompanied, of the pure spoken word and how it differs from that of the printed word.