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  • The Great Radio Soap Operasby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This reference work contains exhaustive histories of 31 of network radio's most durable soap operas on the air between 1930 and 1960. The soap operas covered are Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories, Backstage Wife, Big Sister, The Brighter Day, David Harum, Front Page Farrell, The Guiding Light, Hilltop House, Just Plain Bill, Life Can Be Beautiful,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radioby Jon D. Swartz; Robert C. Reinehr

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 99.99

    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 communication medium in the United States. During this time, radio was as popular and ubiquitous as television is today. It was amazingly varied... more...

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scriptsby Douglas Adams

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.68

    March 1978 saw the first ever transmission of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on BBC Radio 4; the beginning of a cult phenomenon. This 25th Anniversary edition of the scriptbook includes a previously unpublished Hitchhiker script, 'Sheila's Ear'; a new introduction by producer Geoffrey Perkins; and a Who's Who of all those involved in the... more...

  • Horror Stars on Radioby Ronald L. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    This book chronicles the radio appearances of all prominent classic horror movie stars--Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, and two dozen more, including "scream queens" like Fay Wray. It contains script excerpts from radio shows as well as material from narrated albums and music singles. Each star's appearances are... more...

  • It's My America Tooby Ben Ferguson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    With It's My America Too , Ben Ferguson, the voice of America's youth and the host of The Ben Ferguson Show , one of the country's fastest-growing syndicated radio shows, delivers his views on all the issues, from politics to current affairs to popular culture. Everyone wants to know what Ferguson will say next?and here's your chance. Ben Ferguson... more...

  • It's One O'Clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBrideby Susan Ware

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 22.95

    One of the most beloved radio show hosts of the 1940s and 1950s, Mary Margaret McBride (1899?1976) regularly attracted between six and eight million listeners to her daily one o'clock broadcast. During her twenty years on the air she interviewed tens of thousands of people, from President Harry Truman and Frank Lloyd Wright to Rachel Carson and Zora... more...

  • Johnny Holliday: From Rock to Jockby Johnny Holliday

    Sports Publishing 2002; US$ 22.95

    In Johnny Holliday: From Rock to Jock, the pioneer Top 40 DJ retraces the steps that carried him from an "all black" R&B station in hometown Miami to his current 24 year tenure as radio play-by-play voice of the University of Maryland Terrapins. Written with his friend and journalist Stephen Moore, Johnny recalls his glory rock and roll DJ days in... more...

  • Lum and Abnerby Randal L. Hall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In the 1930s radio stations filled the airwaves with programs about rural Americans struggling through the Great Depression. One of the most popular of these shows was Lum and Abner, the brainchild of two young businessmen from Arkansas. Chester "Chet" Lauck and Norris "Tuffy" Goff based Pine Ridge, the community they created on the air, on the hamlet... more...

  • The Mothby Catherine Burns; Neil Gaiman; The Moth

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 3.98

    With an introduction by Neil Gaiman Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. The storytellers knew their craft and bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. The Moth is a non-profit... more...

  • Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Personsby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    That "kindly old investigator," Mr. Keen, sought missing persons and unraveled crimes longer than any other fictional detective ever heard or seen on the air. For 18 years (1937-1955) and 1690 nationwide broadcasts, Keen and his faithful assistant Mike Clancy kept listeners coming back for more. The nearest competitor, Nick Carter, Master... more...