In 2003 Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, had 40 radio stations serving a population of 1.2 million people. Citizens of Christchurch had even more choice per capita – 330,000 people and twenty radio stations, the same number as Greater London with its 7.2 million inhabitants (Neill 2005, 154). This book attempts to explain and critique the policies, work practices and technological developments that led to this situation. Overall, the authors convincingly detail what in other countries is often only a thought experiment – what happens when a government chooses to regulate broadcasting along strictly market lines?
How to Cite:
Johnson, R., (2017) “Karen Neill & Morris Shanahan (eds.) (2005) The Great New Zealand Radio Experiment, Victoria: Thomson Learning / Dunmore Press. ISBN 0-17-0124-800.”, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture 2(2), 113-114. doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.33