Digital Innovations and the Production of Local Content in Community Radio:Changing Practices in the


Radio - a social technologyUnderstanding radio as a social mediumDigital technologies and the meaning of radioCommunity radio and its audiencesConclusionReferencesFraming community radio researchCommunity radio in context - the global sceneWhere there's a will, there's a wayThe evolution of non-mainstream radio in the UKRegulating the great British airwavesPirate undercurrentsFunding and sustaining the sectorFilling the local news gapResearching local community radio stationsThe theory behind my methodological approachStudying radio production practicesSnapshot visits and participant observationOnline (socially distanced) inquiryConclusionNotesReferencesSites and sounds of community radioHome-produced local content for a hubless virtual radio stationScheduling issuesProducing content and building community at local stationsThe Eye - station base and family homeVibe 107.6 FM - high-tech studio and training centreSomer Valley 97.5 FM - community hub for educational trainingRadio LaB 97.1 FM - campus-based community stationRadio Verulam 92.6 FM - local station and online hubCoverage of local current affairsPre-recording contentVoice-trackingLive showsReporting and outside broadcastsTeamwork and trainingLockdown responseConclusionReferencesPractitioners and content productionThe radio station as a place for communityThe online spaces of community radioDigital technologies and producing radio contentProviding local coverageSourcingSiftingServingSavingStoringShapingSharingScreeningSurveyingDiversity in community radioThe impact of COVID-19 on the production of local contentManagement approachesProgramme schedulesCommunity action stationsConclusionNotesReferencesKeeping radio local in the digital ageReflections on "progress" and changeThe enduring value of local radioThe business of community radioRecommendations for future research and practiceNoteReferencesAppendix: Table of community radio stations researched for this study