Norma Coates is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. She has published several articles on gender and rock music, and on rock music on network television. She is working on her first book, tentatively entitled Rocking the Wasteland: Rock and Roll on Network Television, 1956 to 1981.
Anna Friz is a sound and radio artist and a media studies scholar. She has performed and exhibited installation works at festivals and venues across North America, Europe, and in Mexico. Her radio art/works have been commissioned by national public radio in Canada, Austria, Germany, Denmark, and Mexico and heard on independent airwaves in over fifteen countries. Friz is a free103point9.org transmission artist and a doctoral candidate in the Communications and Culture Joint Program at York University, Toronto.
David Hendy is reader in media and communication at the University of Westminster, London, England, and a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University. He is the author of Radio in the Global Age (2000) and Life on Air: A History of Radio Four (2007). He is currently working on a history of media and human consciousness. Between 1987 and 1993, he worked as a current affairs producer at the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Michele Hilmes is professor of media and cultural studies and director of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is the author or editor of several books, including Only Connect: A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States, 2nd ed. (2006); The Television History Book (2003); and NBC: America’s Network (2007). She is currently at work on a history of the flows of transatlantic influence between U.S. and British broadcasters during radio and television’s formative years, and their impact on the production of global culture. [End Page 145]
Anahid Kassabian is James and Constance Alsop Chair of Music at the University of Liver-pool. She is a past editor of Stanford Humanities Review, Journal of Popular Music Studies, cofounder of Music, Sound and the Moving Image, and past chair of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. She is the author of Hearing Film: Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music (2006). [End Page 146]