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  • I Remember Bob Collinsby Vicki Quade; Wally Phillips

    Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    For over a decade, Chicagoans woke up to Bob "Uncle Bobby" Collins on their radio. The WGN-AM 720 morning radio host's death brought an outpouring of emotion and tears as Chicagoans sought to share their grief. Noted for his folksy radio personality, Collins was as genuine as he seemed and a friend with many. His charitable works, especially with... more...

  • Argentine Serialised Radio Drama in the Infamous Decade, 1930–1943by Lauren Rea

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    In her study of key serialized radio dramas broadcast from 1930 to 1943, Rea analyses the work of leading exponents of the genre against the wider backdrop of nation-building, intellectual movements and popular culture in Argentina. Grounded in archival work undertaken at the library of Argentores in Buenos Aires, Rea’s book recovers the contribution... 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...

  • The NBC Advisory Council and Radio Programming, 1926-1945by Louise M Benjamin

    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 policies but also decisions... more...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Talk Radio Wants Youby Francine Silverman

    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...