We are pleased to put out a call for papers for The Radio Conference: a Transnational Forum 2013 to be held at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK.   Further details will be up on the conference website shortly.

Call for Papers

We welcome proposals for papers, panels,presentations of practice, including radio programmes, for peer review for the July 9-12 2012 conference, across the full range of interests concerning the medium of radio.

Instructions for Individual Contributors

Abstracts of 250 words for:
         presentations of practice including radio programmes

should be submitted for peer review at [email protected] by Friday 28September 2012. Proposers will be notified of proposal acceptance. Please indicate if a decision is required by an early date.


Full panel proposals should include a short description and rationale (200 words) along with abstracts for each of the papers (250 words each) and the name of the person chairing, contact details for all panellists and technical requirements.  Panellists should indicate if they are willing to be considered separately.


We are keen to support the presentation of practice related to papers in particular when there is insufficient time to present full work during paper presentation. To this end we have allocated a presentation space for practice artefacts, which includes radio programming and other audio material, screenings and computer based work. For practice submissions please include specific technical requirements (e.g. duration, format) and an URL pointing to practice support material.

Radio Broadcasts

Radio LaB 97.1fm is our community radio station, sited in the University of Bedfordshire’s campus, we would like to encourage delegates to take part in our radio programmes during the conference and also to submit programmes for broadcast on Radio LaB as a part of the conference proceedings. Please submit a radio programme outline of approximately 250 words.
(Programmes for broadcast on Radio LaB 97.1fm need to be in English and adhere to UK standards of taste and decency and to legal and copyright requirements.)


We encourage scholars, teachers and broadcasters to consider contributions from local, national or international perspectives. We actively encourage diverse approaches and interests in the field of radio studies and welcome the inclusion of all radio related themes.

Some broad thematic areas for consideration are:
         community and local radio
         public service and commercial radio
         music radio
         radio histories
         global radio stories
         radio pedagogies
         radio and social impact
         radio and new media technologies
         defining cultural identities on radio