BFBS verbatim: A documentation of research interviews and programme analysis data of British forces radio BFBS.
The title says it all: this book
is a collection of research materials that have been generated for Oliver Zoellner's dissertation on British forces broadcasting,
BFBS: 'A Friend Abroad'
Science continuously calls for the verification of findings and the repeatability of analytic and interpretive processes. In true academic fashion, transcripts of all qualitative in-depth
interviews conducted with BFBS managers and two focus group sessions with British soldiers based in Germany (1994/95), along with the complete data sheets and
categories of a quantitative format (content) analysis of BFBS Radio 1 (comprising of 336 hours = two complete weeks' output), have been documented here.
This collection is primarily meant to provide supplementary materials for other researchers' reanalyses of the original data. With radio being such a transitory phenomenon (much to the regret of archivists),
this publication might already have become an historical document in its own right.
Interviewed BFBS managers include: Tony Davis, Roger Dentith, Aidan Donovan, Simon Guettier, Roger Hudson, Peter McDonagh, Marc Tyley.
View a sample from the book
(excerpt from group discussion) here