Accented radio: Articulations of British Caribbean experience and identity in UK community radio
journal contributionposted on 15.04.2020, 08:32 by Katie Moylan
This article explores how UK community radio can facilitate and produce alternative articulations of identity and experience, which, in turn, negotiate and challenge normative discursive framings of race which otherwise dominate UK mainstream media. In particular, this article examines ways in which The TalkBackShow on Nottingham community station Kemet FM produces articulations of British Caribbean identity and argues that community radio’s remit of inclusivity enables transcultural production in the form of ‘accented radio’. Accented modes of production are shaped in radio, by conditions of displacement and marginalization and responses to these experiences. An accented radio programme thus functions at the local level – speaking not only to the community whose members produce it but also to other local (and marginalized) communities – and simultaneously articulates a wider, transnational perspective. This article examines radio content from The TalkBackShow with reference to accented production practices.