Radio National is a leader in cultural radio - here's why

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This article explores the form and value of the 'ideas network' ABC Radio National within traditions of public service broadcasting and 'cultural radio'; and asks why this broadcaster and 'cultural institution' might be so little understood, or undervalued, within public service broadcasting traditions and contexts, especially in recent times? The article also highlights innovation and creativity within this network, especially with the introduction of podcasting.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Media Group
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2014

Bibliographical note

This article is an output of the ARC Discovery Project DP140102514 (Lead CI Dr Virginia Madsen), "Cultural Conversations: A History of ABC Radio National" (2014-2018)


  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
  • ABC Radio National
  • public service broadcasting (European, BBC, Australia)
  • Radio broadcasting--Australia--History
  • radio broadcasting history
  • radio broadcasting - cultural aspects
  • cultural radio (history and development)
  • radio studies
  • ABC radio history
  • ABC as cultural institution
  • cultural institutions
  • radio and the arts
  • radio and ideas
  • podcasting history
  • podcasting - Australia
  • radio and innovation


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