Journal of Radio Studies
Peter M. Lewis and Jerry Booth. The Invisible Medium. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1990.
The critical theme presented by the authors of this book is that radio has become an "invisible medium." They blame this condition on its subordination to television in public policy debate, and because of the infrequent attention it receives through critical and scholarly studies. They examine the two predominant models of radio—public service and commercial—and survey alternative radio practice in both Western and Third World countries. Throughout the book, they stress the underestimated potential of radio as a contemporary mass communication instrument and contend that, by meeting needs left unattended by public and commercial radio models, community radio constitutes an important and viable mode of public communication.
Hilt, Michael L., "Book Review: The Invisible Medium" (1997). Communication Faculty Publications. 18.