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- Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 45.00
In 1926, the new NBC networks established an advisory board of prominent citizens to help it make program decisions as well as to deflect concerns over NBC’s dominance over radio. The council, which advised NBC on program development—especially cultural broadcasts and those aimed at rural audiences—influenced not only NBC’s... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00
This book seeks to bridge the gap between show hosts and prospective guests, providing a reference guide to roughly 700 talk radio shows mostly in the United States but also around the world. Entries are organized under categories of show themes, such as Addiction and Recovery, Entertainment, Religion, Sports, Travel, and many more. The book also includes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00
First Published in 1919. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
Vic and Sade, an often absurd situation comedy written by the prolific Paul Rhymer, aired on America's radios from 1932 to 1944. The title characters, known as "radio's home folks," were a married couple exploring the comedic side of ordinary life along with their adopted son and an eccentric uncle. This book examines the program's... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
[This work includes discussions of the history of sound effects, the different types of sound effects, creating sound effects from scratch, recording sounds in the studio and field, the advantages of live sounds over tape, knowing why and when to use sound effects, the difference between radio, TV and film sounds, Foleying and the Foley stage, and... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 92.99
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...