Taking Care of Authenticity on the CBC’s Randy’s Vinyl Tap
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This essay explores the radio program Randy’s Vinyl Tap, which is hosted by Randy Bachman and airs on CBC Radio 1 (2005-present). I argue that the show’s complex reception can be explained, in part, by the fact that it transgresses dominant conceptions of authenticity in both rock music and public broadcasting discourses. Drawing on the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, I explore ways in which Bachman evokes a “carnivalesque” approach to public communication.
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Henry Adam Svec (2020). Taking Care of Authenticity on the CBC’s Randy’s Vinyl Tap. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/16013