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- LSU Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Programming National Identity: The Culture of Radio in 1930s France explores the relationship between radio, gender and consumer culture in interwar France, showing how radio became a commercial and political medium integral to French households by the end of the 1930s, and explaining how and why French radio of the 1930s presented a normative view... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 127.00
This fast-paced biography of McLendon covers his station ownership, development of a major network system, live and recreated baseball and football programming, re-invention of radio in the 1950s, Top 40 music and disc jockey programming, and his move to more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 28.00
When it first appeared in the 1930s, FM radio was a technological marvel, providing better sound and nearly eliminating the static that plagued AM stations. It took another forty years, however, for FM's popularity to surpass that of AM. In Sounds of Change , Christopher Sterling and Michael Keith detail the history of FM, from its inception to its... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate storytelling from an ever-widening array of producers on programs including This American Life , StoryCorps , and Radio Lab ; online through such sites as Transom, the Public Radio... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00
This study investigates the function of the radio play asmedium of cultural memory, based on the memories of the holocaust found in the radio plays of the GDR. In comparison to the presentation of the holocaust in other media, which has already been explored various times, here for the first time the focus is on the specific aesthetic means of the... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 28.95
"A notable example of radio at its best." --Back Stage/SHOOT In 1954, James Thurber wrote: "You can count on the thumb of one hand the American who is at once a comedian, a humorist, a wit, and a satirist, and his name is Fred Allen." Several decades after his death and more than forty years since his radio program left the air, Fred... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 25.00
Thats some nappy-headed hos. With these now-infamous words, uttered in 2007 to describe the supposed appearance of the Rutgers womens basketball team, the radio talk show host Don Imus became the improbable focus of a heated national discussion on race, gender, and the power of language. Excoriated in the media as racist and... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 35.00
First Amendment rights, particularly freedom of speech, play an integral part in all modern means of communication. Howard Stern has tested the limits and pushed the boundaries of freedom of speech to the delight of some and the disgust of others. Howard Stern: A Biography explores this long-debated topic and sheds light on how one media star has made... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 7.99
Rush Limbaugh is the most prominent figure in the conservative movement today. With almost 20 million listeners every week on more than six hundred stations, Limbaugh has a larger media platform than any other individual in the nation. And this is why he is so dangerous. Despite refusing to uphold even the most basic standards of journalism,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95
Human Rights and African Airwaves focuses on Nkhani Zam'maboma, a popular Chichewa news bulletin broadcast on Malawi's public radio. The program often takes authorities to task and questions much of the human rights rhetoric that comes from international organizations. Highlighting obligation and mutual... more...