This essay and its accompanying sound file speak to a personal narrative of the author's life in the 1960s, a time of tremendous social, political, and cultural change. By creating a narrative of his life at the time, sampled from period radio and television reports/programs, the author attempts to recreate the rhetorical context of his life at that time. The desired end result is a personal narrative with a broader appeal. Not a typical radio documentary, however, nor a narrated history, the intent of Sounds of My Life: A sixties radio narrative is instead to remix the medium of its original telling, empowering listeners to combine the sounds heard with the recollection of their own lived / related experience to create a meaningful, immersive personal rhetorical experience.
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Barber, John F.
"Audiobiography: A Sonic Memoir of the 1960s,"
Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion: