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Ben's War with the U. S. Marines

by Peter H Green

Ben's War with the U. S. Marines is biographical account of the humorous but serious World War II misadventures of Pfc. Ben Green--a misplaced Chicago radio producer who battled the system in order to serve...


The Boys Of Saturday Night

by Scott Young

Since its first radio broadcast in November 1931, Hockey Night in Canada has been a Canadian tradition. In The Boys of Saturday Night, author Scott Young, a veteran sportscaster and journalist, dives into the...


"This Is Jerusalem Calling": State Radio in Mandate Palestine

by Andrea L. Stanton

Modeled after the BBC, the Palestine Broadcasting Service was launched in 1936 to serve as the national radio station of Mandate Palestine, playing a pivotal role in shaping the culture of the emerging middle...


Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador: A Memoir of Guerrilla Radio

by Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, Charles Leo, V Nagle & A.L. (Bill) Prince

During the 1980s war in El Salvador, Radio Venceremos was the main news outlet for the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), the guerrilla organization that challenged the government....


Raised on Radio

by Gerald Nachman

For everybody "raised on radio"—and that's everybody brought up in the thirties, forties, and early fifties—this is the ultimate book, combining nostalgia, history, judgment, and fun, as it reminds us of...


Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One

by Zev Chafets

Do you remember your first time?

People tend to remember the moment they first heard The Rush Limbaugh Show on the radio. For Zev Chafets, it was in a car in Detroit, driving down Woodward Avenue. Limbaugh's...


Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio

by Jon D. Swartz & Robert C. Reinehr

The term Old Time Radio refers to the relatively brief period from 1926, when the National Broadcasting Company first began network broadcasting, until approximately 1960, when television became the dominant...


Radio's New Wave: Global Sound in the Digital Era

by Michele Hilmes & Jason Loviglio

Radio's New Wave explores the evolution of audio media and sound scholarship in the digital age. Extending and updating the focus of their widely acclaimed 2001 book The Radio Reader, Hilmes and Loviglio gather...


The A to Z of American Radio Soap Operas

by Jim Cox

The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's...


The A to Z of Old Time Radio

by Robert C. Reinehr & Jon D. Swartz

The A to Z of Old Time Radio provides essential facts and information on the Golden Age of Radio. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of...


Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City

by Craig Havighurst

Started by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential and exceptional radio stations in the history of broadcasting and country music. WSM gave Nashville...


From Our Own Correspondent: A Celebration of Fifty Years of the BBC Radio Programme

by Tony Grant

The flagship Radio 4 programme From Our Own Correspondent gives Britain's most celebrated reporters the chance to describe much more than they can in a normal report: context, history and characters encountered...


Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio

by Christopher H. Sterling

The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical...


Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation

by Marc Fisher

A sweeping, anecdotal account of the great sounds and voices of radio–and how it became a bonding agent for a generation of American youth

When television became the next big thing in broadcast entertainment,...


Wixy 1260: Pixies, Six-packs, and Supermen

by Richard Berg & Carlo Wolff

The story of one of Cleveland's most popular and influential radio stations.Before FM radio and the commanding album rock stations of the 1970s, there was WIXY 1260, a tiny Northeast Ohio AM radio station that...


FM: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio

by Richard Neer

"It was all so honest, before the end of our collective innocence. Top Forty jocks screamed and yelled and sounded mightier than God on millions of transistor radios. But on FM radio it was all spun out for...


Sky Train

Broadcast Hysteria

by A. Brad Schwartz

On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the...


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