Influence of Entertainment Media Paper
Victoria Vincent
University Of Phoenix
October 12, 2015
Anthony Debones

Influence of Entertainment Media Paper

When earlier media was broadcasted over the radio, listeners were able to be more in touch with what was happening around the world. In years to come radio evolved to include not only entertainment of radio shows and news, but music that was broadcast to entertain the public. The Communications Act of 1934 created the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) which was created to make sure radio stations and programs adhered to certain rules and regulations.

Border stations also became widespread. These stations were located across the Mexican border and the stations there did not have to adhere to the rules and regulations made by the FCC. Most of these stations carried music, like country and western, that listeners could not listen to on regular radio networks. When the television became popular in the 1940s and 1950s, radio was not so popular mainly because some shows that were broadcasted over the radio, were made into television shows that families could actually see.

After the television gained a lot of popularity, radio stations began playing music. Different radio stations were established so certain listeners could listen to what music appealed to their senses. There are different stations for different eras of music that people like to listen to.

A couple of examples are country music plays both old and new country music sung by artists like Allan Jackson and Jason Aldean and there is also classic rock which draws listeners into rock and roll music by artists such as Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. All of these inventions shape the world of media today by evolving radio stations and television shows.

Social influence of media entertainment is more positive that negatives. Since social media became popular people are able to be better informed of worldly issues such as presidential races and other findings in foreign countries. There are also educational media available for children to learn while watching television such as Dora the Explorer and the Mickey Mouse Playhouse. Not all entertainment media is negative or bad.

People are ultimately responsible for their own actions. Some argue that entertainment media does have some effect on the way people react and behave. For the most part, people should be able to rationalize between fantasy and reality and not that entrainment media has so much to do with the way people react but rather the environment that they have grown accustomed to.


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