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  • Attempting Normalby Marc Maron

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER People make a mess.   Marc Maron was a parent-scarred, angst-filled, drug-dabbling, love-starved comedian who dreamed of a simple life: a wife, a home, a sitcom to call his own. But instead he woke up one day to find himself fired from his radio job, surrounded by feral cats, and emotionally and financially annihilated... more...

  • The Wartime Broadcasts of Francis Stuart 1942-1944by Brendan Barrington

    The Lilliput Press 2000; US$ 10.19

    It has taken Brendan Barrington's superbly scholarly edition of Stuart's broadcasts to show us how such crucial moral and cultural debates ought to be conducted: calmly, rigorously and on the basis of real evidence. If Stuart comes badly out of this fascinating book, the polemicists on either side of the debate that raged around him don't emerge with... more...

  • The Early Shortwave Stationsby Jerome S. Berg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    In July 1923, less than three years after Westinghouse station KDKA signed on, company engineer Frank Conrad began regular simulcasting of its programs on a frequency in the newly-discovered shortwave range. It was an important event in a technological revolution that would make dependable worldwide radio communication possible for the first time.... more...

  • And Still Peace Did Not Comeby Agnes Kamara-Umunna

    Hyperion 2011; US$ 10.99

    When bullets hit Agnes Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army of children was approaching, under the leadership of Charles Taylor. It seemed like the end of the world. Slowly, they made their way to the... more...

  • 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...

  • Arab Television Todayby Naomi Sakr

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 33.00

    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...