Faculty profile

David Crider

Assistant Professor


14 Lanigan Hall

Office hours

Mon/Wed 10:30 am -12:30 pm (in person or Zoom). Additional office hours by appointment. Please email: david.crider@oswego.edu

Fall 2022 Schedule:

  • BRC 200 800 Social History American Radio & TV T/R 3:55 - 5:15 pm Mahar 202
  • BRC 305 800 Media Management  T/R - 11:10 am-12:30 pm Mahar 202
  • BRC 319 800  Mass Media and the Law T/R 9:35 - 10:55 am Mahar 107A
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I have taught in the Communication Studies department at Oswego since 2014. Prior to graduate study, I worked professionally in the radio industry for over a decade, holding a variety of positions, including on-air personality and program director/music director, for both music and talk-formatted stations.


My research interests include the presentation and promotion of identity through radio and audio media, the use of gender in radio formatting, and issues surrounding localism and conglomeration in broadcast media.


  • Crider, D. (2022, in press). A public sphere, on demand: An assessment of local podcasting. Popular Communication. doi: 10.1080/15405702.2022.2028157

  •  Crider, D. (2022, in press). Talk and news radio. In SAGE Encyclopedia of Journalism (2nd ed.). SAGE.

  •  Crider, D. (2020). “Great sounds and wonderfulness”: KMPX and the birth of freeform radio. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 27(2), 319-333doi: 10.1080/19376529.2020.1743996

  • Crider, D. (2020). The shrinking electronic town square: Localism in American talk radio. In J. A. Hendricks (Ed.), Radio’s second century (pp. 67-81)New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

  • Crider, D. (2020). Of “tomatoes” and men: A continuing analysis of gender in music radio formats. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 27(1), 134-150doi: 10.1080/19376529.2019.1623221
  • Crider, D. (2016). Performing personality: On-air radio identities in a changing media landscape. Lanham, MD: Lexington.
  • Crider, D. (2014). For those (men) about to rock: Rock radio and the crisis of masculinity. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 21(2), 258-271.
  • Crider, D. (2012). A public sphere in decline: The state of localism in talk radio. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 56(2), 225-244.
  • Pompper, D., & Crider, D. (2012). New media and symmetry-conservation duality: As viewed through the legal / public relations counselor relationship lens. In S. G. Duhe (Ed.), New Media and Public Relations, 2e. New York: Peter Lang.


  • Crider, D. & Fox, K. (2021). Symbolic annihilation in WXPN’s 2020 All-Time Greatest Songs Countdown [Research in progress]. Paper presented at the Broadcast Education Association On-Location Virtual Convention.

  •  Crider, D. (2021). Listening, but not being heard: Young women, popular music, and radio. Paper presented at the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference.

  • Crider, D. (2019). Community voices on demand: An assessment of local podcasting. Paper presented at the Broadcast Education Association Convention in Las Vegas.
  • Crider, D. (2018). “Great sounds and wonderfulness”: KMPX and the birth of free-form. Paper presented at the Broadcast Education Association Convention in Las Vegas. 

Awards and honors

  • Top Open Paper, Radio & Audio Media Division, 2019 Broadcast Education Association conference
  • Outstanding Teaching Performance, 2018-19, Residence Hall Association of SUNY Oswego
  • 2016-17 Outstanding Teaching Performance, Residence Hall Association of SUNY Oswego.
  • 2015 Harwood Dissertation Award, Broadcast Education Association;


Ph.D., Media & Communication, Temple University, 2014
MA, Media Studies, Syracuse University, 2009
BA, Mass Communications, Susquehanna University, 2000