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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...
- University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95
This collection examines the work of Norman Corwin?one of the most important, yet understudied, media authors of all time?as a critical lens to view the history of multimedia authorship and sound production. Known as the ?poet laureate? of radio, Corwin is most famous for his radio dramas, which reached millions of listeners around the world and contributed... 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," 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 hosting her nationally syndicated television talk show The Wendy Williams Show or doing commentary for the... 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...