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Sounds (un)familiar: Introducing young people to the intersecting landscapes and soundscapes of a community radio station

Wilkinson, C and Wilkinson, S Sounds (un)familiar: Introducing young people to the intersecting landscapes and soundscapes of a community radio station. In: Smith, T, Pitt, H and Dunkley, R, (eds.) Introducing Young People to ‘Unfamiliar Landscapes’. Palgrave Macmillan. (Accepted)

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Abstract

This chapter uses the case study of KCC Live, a volunteer youth-led community radio station situated in Knowsley Community College, neighbouring Liverpool, UK. We focus on the role of KCC Live in introducing the young volunteers, aged 16-25, to both the unfamiliar landscape of the community radio station, and the unfamiliar soundscape of the airwaves. The focus of this chapter is on the enskilling of the young people, many of whom were Not in Education, Employment or Training, through both formal training and situated learning. This combination of formal and informal learning enables the young people to navigate the unfamiliar terrain of the airwaves and to develop their radio personalities, as they simultaneously find themselves more ‘at home’ in the physical space of KCC Live. We also consider how, although KCC Live is based in a college, the youth-led environment is very different to the adult-imposed order of schools, thus contributing to its unfamiliarity to the young people. The unique contribution of this chapter is the emphasis on the intersecting of landscapes and soundscapes, framed through the lens of (un)familiarity.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Divisions: Education
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2020 11:45
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 11:45
Editors: Smith, T, Pitt, H and Dunkley, R
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12381

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