Events

FTT Talks: Sounds of Your Life: The History of Independent Radio in the UK

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Location: Mendoza College of Business, Room 162

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts present FTT Talks with Tony Stoller.

Tony Stoller was the regulator of commercial radio in the UK until his retirement in 2006. He has just published the definitive history of the medium in Sounds of Your Life: The History of Independent Radio in the UK, describing an experiment in blending commercial and public service unique in the English-speaking world.

A graduate of Cambridge University, Tony was awarded a CBE by the Queen in 2003 for services to broadcasting. He is currently a member of the Centre for Broadcasting History Research, a visiting fellow at Bournemouth University’s media school, the editor of The Friends Quarterly, and a member of the UK’s Competition Commission and of the Administrative Appeals Chamber in the UK’s information rights Tribunal. He will discuss the history of and current state of radio in Britain and elsewhere.