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  • This New Noiseby Charlotte Higgins

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    Charlotte Higgins, the Guardian 's chief culture writer, steps behind the polished doors of Broadcasting House and investigates the BBC. Based on her hugely popular essay series, this personal journey answers the questions that rage around this vulnerable, maddening and uniquely British institution. Questions such as, what does the BBC mean... more...

  • Bare Bonesby Bobby Bones

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    A touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of The Bobby Bones Show , one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation. Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father... more...

  • Rudyard Kipling and Sir Henry Rider Haggard on Screen, Stage, Radio and Televisionby Philip Leibfried

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    Rudyard Kipling and Sir Henry Rider Haggard--close friends--wrote about adventure and the exotic in very different ways. Examined together, their works illuminate each other. The writings of both have been adapted to the screen, stage, television, and radio numerous times (with varying degrees of fidelity) and this is a complete guide to those adaptations.... more...

  • The Archersby Rosie Dillon

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2011; US$ 9.99

    Is there a cure for farmer?s lung ? and would Joe Grundy take it if he could? Who are Meriel, Jean Paul, Baggy and Mercedes? Which Ambridge couple fell in love to the tune of a Mr Whippy ice cream van? It?s been sixty years since the familiar dum-di-dum-di-dum-di-dum of ?Barwick Green? first brought The Archers to our airwaves, and in that time... more...

  • Walter B. Gibson and The Shadowby Thomas J. Shimeld

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 35.00

    "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? . . . The Shadow knows!" And who knew The Shadow better than his creator, Walter B. Gibson. Relatively few people have heard of Gibson, but many more are familiar with The Shadow having heard the program on the Blue Coal Radio Program in the 1930s and read the Street & Smith Shadow novels.... more...

  • The Beginning of Broadcast Regulation in the Twentieth Centuryby Marvin R. Bensman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2000; US$ 39.95

    The Radio Act of August 13, 1912, provided for the licensing of radio operators and transmitting stations for nearly 15 years until Congress passed the Radio Act of 1927. From 1921 to 1927, there were continual revisions and developments and these still serve as the basis for current broadcast regulation. This book chronicles that crucial six-year... more...

  • The Shipping Forecastby Nic Compton

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.09

    The rhythmic lullaby of ?North Utsire, South Utsire? has been lulling the nation?s insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe ? as well as providing a very real service for the nation?s seafarers who might fall prey to storms and gales. In 1995, a plan to move the late-night broadcast by... more...

  • Redeeming the Dialby Tona J. Hangen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    Blending cultural, religious, and media history, Tona Hangen offers a richly detailed look into the world of religious radio. She uses recordings, sermons, fan mail, and other sources to tell the stories of the determined broadcasters and devoted listeners who, together, transformed American radio evangelism from an on-air novelty in the 1920s into... more...

  • Lost Soundby Jeff Porter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    From Archibald MacLeish to David Sedaris, radio storytelling has long borrowed from the world of literature, yet the narrative radio work of well-known writers and others is a story that has not been told before. And when the literary aspects of specific programs such as The War of the Worlds or Sorry, Wrong Number were considered, scrutiny was... more...

  • More Than a Music Boxby Andrew Crisell

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    Since the rise of television, much radio consists of 'capsule' news and music formats which are heard as background to other activities. However the medium offers a great deal more. This collection of essays shows how in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and the South Pacific, radio continues to provide distinctive forms of content... more...