Flashcards in Late Night Womens Hour Deck (40):
How often is LNWH broadcast?
Once a month
What is the broadcast a spin- off from?
What station is the broadcast on?
BBC Radio 4
Who is the presenter?
When was Woman’s Hour first broadcast?
How does Laverne introduce the show and engage the audience?
Rhetorical questions such as ‘are you creating a nest?’
Uses humour - ‘Winter is coming... without having to get too game of thrones about it...’
What words are used that suggests the audience is well-educated/ expected to be?
Who is the target audience of LNWH?
What suggests that the audience may actually be younger and more in touch with digital culture?
Social media is referred when Laverne talks about how the meaning of Hygge has changed from togetherness to sharing aesthetically pleasing images online
What is the title of the set episode?
When was the set episode broadcast?
28th October 2016
What are the names of the five women in the show?
What profession is Treena?
An author and chef
What profession is Helen?
Crafter and podcaster
What job does Rachel have?
Works at Cardiff university
What is Susie’s job?
When was the BBC founded and where?
18th October 1922 in London
What is the BBC’s mission statement/ remit?
How is the BBC funded?
License fees from TVs
Some government funding too
Why is Laverne an interesting host for LNWH?
She’s associated with youth and music because she had a career as a musician and worked for Radio 6
What is one way that Halls reception theory can be linked to LNWH?
Preferred reading = women should still be proud of their home and should worry about how they present their homes
Oppositional = society is no longer about creating a ‘home’ but creating a digital version of reality through online platforms like social media
How can Curran and Seaton’s profit and power theory be linked to the ideology behind ‘Hygge’?
Companies have turned Hygge into an online trend, in an attempt to make money and gain power over peoples ideologies and purchases .
How does the set text target a diverse international audience?
Guest from Denmark discussing what Hygge means in her culture
There is a gender bias on LNWH.
What is the BBC?
A public service broadcaster
How does the BBC being a PSB affect the show?
As this type of broadcasting is publically funded through license fees, the topics within the broadcast can be more controversial / there is more freedom of topic, because the producers are free from pressure to make profit.
How are commercial radio stations funded?
How does the scheduling of the broadcast at 11pm affect the audience targeted?
People awake at 11pm may be younger, people who work til late, people commuting etc
How does the broadcast subvert stereotypes for Radio 4?
Youthful female presenter ( rather than men like Chris Evans)
References to social media hence targeting a younger/ digitally native audience
What is a pluralist society?
A society in which many diverse groups are allowed to exist
Name 3 purposes of a PSB:
To help people understand the world around them
Support learning for all ages
Showcase the most creative and highest quality services
Reflect, represent and serve diverse communities
Reflect the UK’s culture and values to the world
Why is the broadcast described as ‘niche’?
11pm slot allows taboo and uncensored topics to be discussed
Name 2 LNWH broadcasts other than the set text:
‘Women and Fan Fiction’
‘Why We Lie’
‘The Rise of The Dating App Tinder’
Why is LNWH popular with its audience?
Gender bias giving representation to women
How can Gauntlett’s identity theory be linked to LNWH?
The entirely female panel of educated older women gives the targeted audience (of similar demographics) someone to identify with
How does the gender bias link to bell hooks’ feminist theory?
Feminism is a political struggle to end patriarchal domination such as gender, LNWH challenges patriarchy by not representing men
Why is the 11pm slot limiting audiences not a problem?
The broadcast is available on catch up services because it is on DAB radio
It can also be downloaded as a podcast and listened to without internet connection
How does the LNWH page on the BBC website engage the audience? Name 3
Stereotypically feminine colours such as pinks and blues is appealing to older and more traditional women
Variety of titles = choice
Access to new and previous broadcasts
How does the website support Jenkins fandom theory?
There is a news section on the LNWH page, including news about Laverne etc
This gives audiences of the monthly broadcast a supplementary/ additional experience