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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
In July 1923, less than three years after Westinghouse station KDKA signed on, company engineer Frank Conrad began regular simulcasting of its programs on a frequency in the newly-discovered shortwave range. It was an important event in a technological revolution that would make dependable worldwide radio communication possible for the first time.... more...
- Hyperion 2011; US$ 10.99
When bullets hit Agnes Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army of children was approaching, under the leadership of Charles Taylor. It seemed like the end of the world. Slowly, they made their way to the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99
There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Vowell turned hers on and listened?closely, critically, creatively?for an entire year. As a series of impressions and reflections regarding contemporary American culture, and as an extended meditation on both our media and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Fundamental beliefs is what the reader will be exploring here -- a common understanding of what the radio enterprise should be about: entertainment and information. A major thrust of this book is to arrive at a set of fundamental beliefs about the values and realities of the radio business in regard to entertainment programming -- a set of beliefs... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 39.95
Like any profound technological breakthrough, the advent of sound recording ushered in a period of explosive and imaginative experimentation, growth and competition. Between the commercial debut of Edison's "talking machine" in 1889 and the first commercial radio broadcast three decades later, the recording industry was uncharted territory... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95
Nils T. Granlund (1882-1957) created the first movie preview, filmed the first commercial, was the first to broadcast a live sports event, and, as a popular radio personality, introduced the Jazz Age to America via his broadcasts from Harlem's Cotton Club. He is also acknowledged as the creator of the modern nightclub, introducing the high-kicking... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 49.95
For each day of the calendar, this unique work details events that have significantly affected American network radio since the mid-1920s. Entries recount occasions, practices, or decisions which left indelible marks on broadcasting (listed by date of occurrence); the debuts and cancellations of programs; and births and deaths of important people in... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 65.00
The discovery and development of shortwave technology during the 1920s and 1930s permitted radio stations throughout the world to transmit their programs over long distances, even worldwide, for the first time, and the thrill of hearing broadcasts from faraway places produced a dedicated American audience. Developments in shortwave broadcasting and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 600.00
Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the Encyclopedia of Radio includes more than 600 entries covering major countries and regions of the world as well as specific programs and people, networks and organizations, regulation and policies, audience research, and radio's technology. This encyclopedic work will... more...
- Hyperion 2004; US$ 14.99
"I'm Terry Gross and this is Fresh Air . . ." Now available in paperback -- a selection of revealing interviews from the award-winning National Public Radio show Originating from WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and heard on more than 450 NPR stations, Fresh Air with Terry Gross has become a daily habit with millions of listeners nationwide -- a... more...