For this post, discuss Maj Ragain's poem "Lament for Stella Gibson in light of the article "Radio in the Television Age" by Pete Fornatale and Joahua E. Mills in "Radio in the Television Age." In particular, discuss the rise of the "DJ" as cultural figure. What was new about DJ-centered radio? What kind of relationship did DJs establish with their audiences?
Consider the following quote:
"[After TV became the dominant medium] radio became liberated from the living room. It was free to penetrate other rooms of the house, seeking those not watching television. It moved to the kitchen, out to the patio, into the car, and its programming reflected that change. Radio offered service, entertainment, and companionship; it became an omnipresent medium."
To enrich your discussion of the "DJ" era of radio, View the video clips below from the 1973 film "American Graffiti," the 1987 film "Good Morning Vietnam," and the 1988 film "Talk Radio" and read
“Radio affects most intimately, person-to-person, offering a world of unspoken communication between writer-speaker and the listener. That is the immediate aspect of radio. A private experience. The subliminal depths of radio are charged with the resonating echoes of tribal horns and antique drums. This is inherent in the very nature of this medium, with its power to turn the psyche and society into a single echo chamber.” -- Marshall McLuhan