Immediately after the Second World War, the radio was the best-preserved medium of mass communication in Germany. This book explores the implications of this dominance by asking how everyday broadcasting constructed ideas of 'rmal' times, people and places in the destroyed, divided and occupied zones of what would become the Federal Republic.
ALEXANDER BADENOCH received his PhD in Modern Languages from the University of Southampton in the UK and has recently completed a post-doc on infrastructures and European identity at the Technical University of Eindhoven. He currently lives in the Netherlands.
Winner of IAMHIST Prize for a Work in Media and History 2009.