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This is an introduction to a symposium of four articles on shock radio and its legacies for US media culture in the 21st century. It provides historical and global context for the rise of shock radio, and introduces four articles. These articles argue that while the shock radio format seems to have declined since its peak in the 1990s, it continues to flourish in a new ‘‘political shock’’ format and in the broader sexualization or ‘‘Sternification’’ of mainstream culture. Articles by Joy Elizabeth Hayes, Dana Gravesen, and Sharon Zechowski focus on shock jock Howard Stern, while articles by Zack Stiegler and Michael R. Kramer examine the cases of Michael Savage and Don Imus respectively.
shock radio, shock jocks, talk radio, Howard Stern, radio broadcasting
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Radio & Audio Media 21 (2) 2014, pp 199-201available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/19376529.2014.950142
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