CHANGING AIRWAVES:

Practice, Identity and the Place of Radio in the Lives of Connected Communities.

Doctoral dissertation by

Sonia De La Cruz (2014).

This dissertation is a case study of Radio Bilingüe, a community-driven, non-profit, radio network with transnational reach. In this work, I examine the reasons that gave way to the development of the radio, including: focusing on the role(s) of media practitioners as producers of radio content and resources for building community, and the representation of Latino identity thorugh the radio. This work points to the significance of radio in the lives of underrepresented and underserved Latino communities across the United States, and the role the radio it plays in sustaining local, national, and transnational community ties.

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