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  • Radio Onby Sarah Vowell

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Vowell turned hers on and listened?closely, critically, creatively?for an entire year. As a series of impressions and reflections regarding contemporary American culture, and as an extended meditation on both our media and... more...

  • Future Radio Programming Strategiesby David MacFarland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Broadcasting courses (undergrad); also may appeal to professionals (programmers, station managers, on-air people) more...

  • From Edison to Marconiby David J. Steffen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 39.95

    Like any profound technological breakthrough, the advent of sound recording ushered in a period of explosive and imaginative experimentation, growth and competition. Between the commercial debut of Edison's "talking machine" in 1889 and the first commercial radio broadcast three decades later, the recording industry was uncharted territory... more...

  • Nils Thor Granlundby Larry J. Hoefling

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    Nils T. Granlund (1882-1957) created the first movie preview, filmed the first commercial, was the first to broadcast a live sports event, and, as a popular radio personality, introduced the Jazz Age to America via his broadcasts from Harlem's Cotton Club. He is also acknowledged as the creator of the modern nightclub, introducing the high-kicking... more...

  • Listening on the Short Waves, 1945 to Todayby Jerome S. Berg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 65.00

    The discovery and development of shortwave technology during the 1920s and 1930s permitted radio stations throughout the world to transmit their programs over long distances, even worldwide, for the first time, and the thrill of hearing broadcasts from faraway places produced a dedicated American audience. Developments in shortwave broadcasting and... more...

  • Barefoot in Mullyneeny: A Boy?s Journey Towards Belongingby Bryan Gallagher

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available

    Bryan Gallagher's reminiscences of the Ireland of his youth, first heard on Radio 4's 'Home Truths', transport you to a world of boyhood pranks, playground politics and the confusion of growing up in a land that is every bit as magical and captivating as the stories he has to tell. more...

  • Us against Themby Randall W. Bobbitt

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 36.99

    Us against Them examines the phenomenon of talk radio and the role that it plays in the American political process as well as popular culture. Utilizing historical accounts of the industry's growth, biographies of well-known hosts, and interviews with individuals working in the industry, Randy Bobbitt explores why people choose to listen to political... more...

  • Go Where You Wanna Goby Matthew Greenwald

    Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 24.99

    Lavishly illustrated and cinematic in scope, Go Where You Wanna Go is told from the points of view of not only the group members, but also from those of their friends, musical collegues, business associates, critics, and fans. more...

  • Podcasting For Dummiesby Tee Morris; Evo Terra; Dawn Miceli; Drew Domkus

    Wiley 2005; US$ 17.59

    Podcasting is like blogging out loud! It gives you a voice—one that can be heard worldwide on computers, iPods, or other MP3 players. You can podcast to boost your business, promote your passion, share your opinions, or just have fun. The point is to say what you want to say to those who want to hear it. With step-by-step explanations, screen... more...

  • Undauntedby Jon Gaunt

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.29

    Millions know him as a loudmouth radio shock-jock and Sun columnist. Yet, in his life Jon Gaunt has had to overcome unimaginable hardship, solitude, bankruptcy and despair. His mother died suddenly when he was just twelve, his hard-drinking, womanising father abandoned him to suffer appalling treatment in a children's home. At twenty-eight, his... more...