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  • The A to Z of American Radio Soap Operasby Jim Cox

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • The A to Z of British Radioby SeŠn Street

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of British Radio relates the history of this medium through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the BBC and other companies, many of the specific stations, the more memorable programs and those who wrote for or appeared on them, and the administrative and technical... more...

  • Almost a Celebrityby James Whale

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    An autobiography of radio megastar James Whale, a man who, for over thirty years, has never been afraid to say the unsayable. It charts James' rise to the top from his Surrey childhood, through his humble beginnings in local radio, via the self-titled TV show which made his name, to his status as late-night king of the airwaves. more...

  • American Radio Networksby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    This history of commercial radio networks in the United States provides a wealth of information on broadcasting from the 1920s to the present. It covers the four transcontinental webs that operated during the pre-television Golden Age, plus local and regional hookups, and the developments that have occurred in the decades since, including the impact... more...

  • Anecdotal Humourby Aluta Nite

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Contained in this book are 110 anecdotes covering many aspects of contemporary life on non-fiction level. The anecdotes are real life situations which the author has gone through or witnessed or heard or imagined. 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...

  • Beyond Powerful Radioby Valerie Geller

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Beyond Powerful Radio is a complete guide†to becoming a powerful broadcast communicator†on radio or internet! This†how-to cookbook is for†broadcasters who want to learn the craft and improve.†This practical and easy-to-read book, filled with bullet lists, offers techniques to†learn everything from how to produce and host a show, to news gathering,... more...

  • Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radioby Christopher H. Sterling

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives.... 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...

  • Burying Don Imusby Michael Awkward

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    “That’s some nappy-headed hos.” With these now-infamous words, uttered in 2007 to describe the supposed appearance of the Rutgers women’s basketball team, the radio talk show host Don Imus became the improbable focus of a heated national discussion on race, gender, and the power of language. Excoriated in the media as racist and... more...