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- 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...
- Threshold Editions 2009; US$ 19.99
"Talk radio is the American voter." -- Rush Limbaugh Freedom of speech. It is our most cherished privilege as Americans, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution since 1791. But at the dawn of a new presidential administration, an epic battle is looming -- a battle for our airwaves that could sharply curtail or silence altogether... more...
- Pocket Books 2008; US$ 15.00
Known as a "shock jock diva" and "a radio gossip guru," Wendy Williams has had a following in the nation's number one media market, New York City, and across the nation from the time she became a top-rated radio personality and "It Girl" in the mid-1990s. Whether she's doing color commentary for the VH1 Fashion Awards or giving advice on her daily... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95
There is a great deal at stake for everyone in the future of Arab television. Political and social upheavals in this central but unsettled region are increasingly played out on television screens and in the tussles over programming that take place behind them. Al-Jazeera is of course only one player among a still-growing throng of satellite channels,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27
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 business... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09
Following Brian Johnston's death in 1994, Prime Minister John Major appeared to speak for the nation when he remarked that 'Summers will never be the same.' To an Englishman's ears, the sound of leather against willow will always be closely associated with the cheerful tones of Johnners. Brian Johnston was a man who admitted: 'I have this absurd... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99
Exploring the neglected reality of ethnic radio in Paris and Berlin, Voicing Diasporas examines how Muslim minorities of North African descent in France and Germany challenge bounded narratives and laws of cultural citizenship in both countries. Through an analysis of Beur FM in Paris and Radio Multikulti in Berlin, this book also questions the... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95
There is a long-standing relationship between broadcasting and sports, and nowhere is this more evident than in the marriage of baseball and radio: a slow sport perfectly suited to the word-painting of broadcasters. This work covers the development of the baseball broadcasting industry from the first telegraph reports of games in progress, the influence... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 12.78
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh is best known as the voice of the GAA. But his interests and enthusiasms ? sporting and non-sporting ? go far beyond the fields of Gaelic games. In his new book, the follow-up to his bestselling memoir From Dún Síon to Croke Park , Micheál brings us along on his travels around the world, and to the villages, townlands and... more...