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- Wiley 2008; US$ 62.95
Changes in American society, the pluralistic nature of its citizens, and its geographic preclude a common definition of what is indecent, profane, or obscene. What may appear to be "dirty discourse" to some may be considered to be laudable satire to others. Renowned media scholars and authors Robert Hilliard and Michael Keith examine the blue side... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50
Orson Welles’s greatest breakthrough into the popular consciousness occurred in 1938, three years before Citizen Kane , when his War of the Worlds radio broadcast succeeded so spectacularly that terrified listeners believed they were hearing a genuine report of an alien invasion—a landmark in the history of radio’s powerful relationship... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 41.95
The Radio Handbook is a comprehensive guide to radio broadcasting in Britain. Featuring two entirely new chapters for this edition, You Radio and Sport on Radio, this text offers a thorough introduction to radio in the twenty-first century. Using new examples, case studies and illustrations, it examines the various components that make radio, from... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95
Norman Corwin is regarded as the most acclaimed creative artist of radio’s Golden Age (mid 1930s to late 1940s). Corwin worked as a producer for CBS at a time when radio was the centerpiece of American family life. His programs brought high moments to the medium during a period when exceptional creativity and world crisis shaped... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 79.99
The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks,... more...
- LSU Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Programming National Identity: The Culture of Radio in 1930s France explores the relationship between radio, gender and consumer culture in interwar France, showing how radio became a commercial and political medium integral to French households by the end of the 1930s, and explaining how and why French radio of the 1930s presented a normative view... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 127.00
This fast-paced biography of McLendon covers his station ownership, development of a major network system, live and recreated baseball and football programming, re-invention of radio in the 1950s, Top 40 music and disc jockey programming, and his move to more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 28.00
When it first appeared in the 1930s, FM radio was a technological marvel, providing better sound and nearly eliminating the static that plagued AM stations. It took another forty years, however, for FM's popularity to surpass that of AM. In Sounds of Change , Christopher Sterling and Michael Keith detail the history of FM, from its inception to its... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate storytelling from an ever-widening array of producers on programs including This American Life , StoryCorps , and Radio Lab ; online through such sites as Transom, the Public Radio... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00
This study investigates the function of the radio play asmedium of cultural memory, based on the memories of the holocaust found in the radio plays of the GDR. In comparison to the presentation of the holocaust in other media, which has already been explored various times, here for the first time the focus is on the specific aesthetic means of the... more...