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- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 12.78
Gerry Ryan on life, the world, the universe - and a few things besides. Here are his experiences, stories and opinions drawn from nearly thirty years of talking to the nation. It's a sharp, punchy read all told in his no-nonsense, irreverent, straight to the bone style. It's the best, the worst, the funniest, the most outrageous. And threaded through... more...
- Quiller 2012; US$ 19.99
The tour was a sell-out and a recording of one of the shows became a number one bestseller and was awarded a Gold Disc. When Brian died in 1994, he was described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the greatest natural broadcaster of them all'. This book was first published in 1996 and contains all the material from the original recording as well as additional... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 28.50
For everybody "raised on radio"?and that's everybody brought up in the thirties, forties, and early fifties?this is the ultimate book, combining nostalgia, history, judgment, and fun, as it reminds us of just how wonderful (and sometimes just how silly) this vanished medium was. Of course, radio still exists?but not the radio of The Lone Ranger and... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 4.36
Radio Caroline was the world's most famous pirate radion station during its heyday in the 1960s and '70s, but did the thousands of people tuning in realise just what battles went on behind the scenes? Financed by respected city money men, this is a story of human endeavour and risk, international politics, business success and financial failures. A... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 55.00
How was it that America would fund its nascent national radio services? Government control and a subscription-like model were both considered! But soon an advertising system emerged, leading radio into its golden age from the 1920s to the early 1960s. This work, divided into two parts, studies the commercialization of network radio during its golden... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2016; US$ 65.00
Series fiction about wireless and radio was the most popular young adult literature at the turn of the 20th century and a form of early social media. Before television and the Internet, books about plucky youths braving danger and adventure with the help of wireless communication brought young people together. They gathered in basements to build crystal... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 27.99
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...