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

    The Lilliput Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Radio in the Global Ageby David Hendy

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    Radio in the Global Age offers a fresh, up-to-date, and wide-ranging introduction to the role of radio in contemporary society. It places radio, for the first time, in a global context, and pays special attention to the impact of the Internet, digitalization and globalization on the political-economy of radio. It also provides a new emphasis on the... more...

  • Adam Levine - The Quiz Bookby Wayne Wheelwright

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    Adam Levine is the American singer-songwriter that is also the lead singer for the band Maroon 5. Adam is hugely popular due to Maroon 5's massive worldwide standing and his entertaining appearances as coach on the voice. From his early life in LA to his time in New York and back again this quiz book has 100 questions about his music, family, entrepreneurial... 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...

  • Future Radio Programming Strategiesby David MacFarland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Fundamental beliefs is what the reader will be exploring here -- a common understanding of what the radio enterprise should be about: entertainment and information. A major thrust of this book is to arrive at a set of fundamental beliefs about the values and realities of the radio business in regard to entertainment programming -- a set of beliefs... 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...

  • Radio by the Bookby Tim DeForest

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00

    During the first half of the 20th century, radio's hunger for captivating characters and stories could not be sated. Three national networks and dozens of independent stations had to fill a vast expanse of air time with comedy, adventure, mystery, drama and music, night after night. It's no surprise that producers and writers looked to outside... more...

  • Thank Youby BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live; Richard Coles

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live, the network's flagship Saturday morning programme, has been on the air since 2006 and is hugely popular, with 1.8 million weekly listeners. Since 2013 it has featured a slot called 'Thank You', for which members of the public phone in to thank people for kind acts they have done for them in the past - sometimes decades... more...