A College of Southern Mississippi College of Communication college member’s analysis on how a preferred New Orleans group radio station expanded its “earprint” by bringing the town’s musical tradition to a worldwide viewers was not too long ago revealed in Journalism Historical past and featured in Episode 48 of its podcast “The Fantastic Wizard of Group Radio.”
Dr. Vanessa Murphree’s article, “Common Localism: WWOZ Group Radio, 1980–2006,” examines one of many nation’s best-known group radio stations, New Orleans-based WWOZ-FM and the way the station for the final 40 years has nearly solely, amongst different space radio stations, performed the music of the town’s musicians.
Starting in 1995 and since with the assistance of expertise via on-line streaming, it has shared that native sound whereas additionally establishing its cultural relevance with a worldwide viewers, gaining an expanded, world fan base that has additionally resulted within the development of listener monetary help from as far-off as China, New Zealand and Nice Britain, amongst different international locations.
A member of the USM college since 2012, Murphree’s areas of experience embrace media historical past and public relations.
Her analysis primarily focuses on the connection between public relations and social change.
She is the creator of “The Promoting of Civil Rights: The Scholar Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the usage of Public Relations” (2006).
The American Journalism Historians Affiliation awarded her with a 2003 honorable point out for her dissertation and a 2005 award for “greatest American Journalism article.”
Murphree holds bachelor’s and grasp’s levels from the College of Alabama. She earned her Ph.D. at USM. Previous to instructing, she pursued a profession in public relations and promoting.