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Alcohol and Betting Radio Advertising in Spain. A Comparative Analysis of the Minor’s Protection Time Slot from a Media Responsibility Perspective

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Department of Communication Sciences and Sociology, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28492 Madrid, Spain
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ESAI Business School, Universidad de Especialidades Espítiru Santo, Guayaquil 092301, Ecuador
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(23), 8873; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17238873
Received: 18 October 2020 / Revised: 19 November 2020 / Accepted: 25 November 2020 / Published: 29 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Collection Mass Communication, Digital Media, and Public Health)
This research analyzes the presence of advertising and radio mentions of alcoholic beverages and sports betting, two products that represent harmful behaviors for the audiences’ health. To do this, a quantitative content analysis was undertaken for all of the programming of the three most listened radio stations in Spain (Cadena Ser, COPE, and Onda Cero) throughout 2017, obtaining a total corpus of 2848 radio messages distributed as follows: 266 radio spots and 2582 radio mentions. The messages were also analyzed according to the broadcasting schedules (protected time-slot or non-protected time-slot). The results showed that advertising and sports betting mentions were more present in the regular programming of the three stations (n = 2304), with mentions (n = 2582) being more numerous than advertising spots (n = 544). Moreover, it is evident that in practice, none of the radio stations respected the protected time slots since the majority of the mentions and spots of high alcoholic beverages and sports bets were verified between 6:00–21:59 (n = 2522). These results show the prevailing need for greater control over this type of content by public entities, demonstrating a significant lack of regulation by the media’s self-control mechanisms. View Full-Text
Keywords: radio mentions; radio advertisement; media responsibility; betting advertisement; alcohol advertisement; health communication; media self-control; media regulations; protected time-slots; consumer behavior radio mentions; radio advertisement; media responsibility; betting advertisement; alcohol advertisement; health communication; media self-control; media regulations; protected time-slots; consumer behavior
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Perelló-Oliver, S.; Muela-Molina, C.; Romero-Rodríguez, L.M. Alcohol and Betting Radio Advertising in Spain. A Comparative Analysis of the Minor’s Protection Time Slot from a Media Responsibility Perspective. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8873. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17238873

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Perelló-Oliver S, Muela-Molina C, Romero-Rodríguez LM. Alcohol and Betting Radio Advertising in Spain. A Comparative Analysis of the Minor’s Protection Time Slot from a Media Responsibility Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(23):8873. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17238873

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Perelló-Oliver, Salvador, Clara Muela-Molina, and Luis M. Romero-Rodríguez 2020. "Alcohol and Betting Radio Advertising in Spain. A Comparative Analysis of the Minor’s Protection Time Slot from a Media Responsibility Perspective" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 23: 8873. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17238873

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