Lorenzo Marconi

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Honors Thesis


Most literature on Christian radio focuses on Evangelicals and Roman Catholics; however, Anglicans have been on the airwaves longest. Despite this, Anglican radio is much rarer than Evangelical or Catholic radio, historically and currently. There is little academic literature to establish why this is the case. Using in-depth interviews with Anglican clergy who currently broadcast, or who have broadcast on the radio, this thesis examines reasons for the lack of Anglican radio and what it would take to increase its presence. Findings indicate the main causes of Anglican radio’s scarcity are Anglicans’ overall lack of interest in radio, a lack of funds, and the fact that the local parish, rather than mass communications, is the primary way of passing on the Anglican faith. I conclude that the best way to expand Anglican radio is by building on currently established programming and by utilizing Internet radio and podcasting.

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