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  • Theater of the Mindby Neil Verma

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 29.00

    For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a ?theater of the mind.? This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind , Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings... more...

  • When Radio Was the Cats Whiskersby Bernard Harte

    Rosenberg Publishing 2002; US$ 15.99

    The power of radio was crucial to opening up Australia to the rest of the world. Its potential for communication was recognised very early in this country, both as medium and message, and could not have been more loved and admired than by Bernard Harte, a small boy growing up in Brisbane in the 1920s, who devoted his life to this exciting form of communication.... more...

  • The Poetry of Radioby Seán Street

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    This book explores the idea of the poetic in radio and sound as well as the concept of pure sound as poetry, both historically and within a contemporary perspective, examining examples of makers and works internationally.? The work examines the development of poetic forms in sound broadcasting historically and geographically through chapters taking... more...

  • Argentine Serialised Radio Drama in the Infamous Decade, 1930?1943by Dr Lauren Rea; Dr Anne J Cruz

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    In her study of key radio dramas broadcast from 1930 to 1943, Lauren Rea analyses the work of leading exponents of the genre against the wider backdrop of nation-building, intellectual movements and popular culture in Argentina. During the period that has come to be known as the infamous decade, radio serials drew on the Argentine literary canon,... 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...

  • Quiz Kidsby Martin A. Gardner

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95

    "Quiz Kids" was a network radio program aired from 1940 to 1953 featuring smart children answering difficult questions submitted by listeners throughout America. Part of radio history during its "golden age," and set within the backdrop of dramatic changes in America--social, cultural and political--"Quiz Kids" thrived... 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...

  • Radio Rides the Rangeby Jack French; David S. Siegel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 49.95

    This is a comprehensive encyclopedia to the more than 100 radio programs portraying the American West, in fact and fiction, heard by generations of listeners from the Great Depression through the Cold War era. The book includes both the popular and lesser known series, as well as would-be offerings that never made it past the audition stage. Each entry... more...

  • Confrontation Talkby Ian Hutchby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    Using conversation analysis to explore the nature of argument, asymmetry, and power on talk radio, this book focuses on the interplay between the structures of talk in interaction and the structures of participation on talk radio. In the process, it demonstrates how conversation analysis may be used to account for power as a feature of institutional... more...

  • The Birth of Top 40 Radioby Richard W. Fatherley; David T. MacFarland

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95

    "Top 40" was the pre-eminent American radio format of the 1950s and 1960s. Although several radio station group owners offered their own versions of the format, the AM stations owned by Todd Storz and his father were acknowledged as the principle developers of Top 40 radio, and the prime movers in making it a nationwide ratings and revenue... more...