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Radio & Audio at PCA/ACA 2024

2024 PCA/ACA Conference, Chicago


March 27-30, 2024, CHICAGO


We invite papers and presentations on all aspects of radio and audio media, including but not limited to: radio and audio media history; radio and audio media programs and content (music, drama, talk, news, public affairs, features, interviews, sports, college, religious, ethnic, community, low-power, pirate, etc.); podcasting (news, public affairs, commentary, drama, branded content); new audio media (internet radio, streaming audio, etc.); audio social media (Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces, Reddit Talk, etc.); radio literature studies; media representations of radio and audio media; rhetorical research; legal and regulatory policy; economics of radio and audio media; and radio and audio media technology.

We welcome U.S., international, or comparative works and media presentations. We are catholic regarding method, theory, or approach. Papers or presentations should be planned for no more than fifteen minutes. We encourage you to emphasize audience involvement and elicit stimulating questions and discussion.
Recent papers have focused on authorship and performance in BBC radio drama (“Sir Lenny Henry & BBC Radio”), (actual play podcasts )“Remediating Narrative Experience: The Symbolic Work of Actual Play Podcasts”), and Jordan Peele’s Quiet Part Loud (“The Viral Orality of Hate: Right- Wing Radio in Quiet Part Loud”).
Paper or presentation proposals must include an abstract of 200 words and a paper or presentation title, and the author’s institutional affiliation and email address. We do not accept undergraduate student submissions. Submit your paper or presentation proposal to:

The proposal will include an abstract of 200 words and paper or presentation title, institutional affiliation, and email address. In order to submit a paper or presentation proposal, your PCA membership must be valid for 2023-2024.

Address paper or presentation proposals or inquiries via email to:  Matthew Killmeier, PCA/ACA Radio and Audio Media Area Chair, Dept. of Communication and Theatre, Auburn University at Montgomery,

November 30, 2023    Deadline for Paper Proposals
December 15, 2023     Travel Grant Applications Due
December 31, 2023, Early Bird Registration Ends for Presenters
January 31, 2024         Regular Registration Ends for Presenters
February 10, 2024       Late Registration Ends for Presenters
*Presenters not registered by Feb. 10 will be dropped from the program.