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Radio

  • Keeping Quietby Julian Dutton

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 14.99

    Keeping Quiet is a love-letter to the modern sight-gag on film and television, tracing the history of physical clowning since the advent of sound. Taking up the story of visual humour where Paul Merton’s Silent Comedy leaves off, Julian Dutton charts the lives and work of all the great comedians who chose to remain silent, from Charlie Chaplin... more...

  • How to Make Great Radioby David Lloyd

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 16.03

    There is no such thing as perfect radio – and therein lies its delicious unpredictability. In fact, so charming is this quality that 90 per cent of UK adults tune into the medium every week. Like many things, radio done well sounds effortless. It is not. Producing great radio is partly down to instinct and partly down to learning then mastering the... more...

  • Still Whispering After All These Yearsby Bob Harris

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 9.99

    Bob Harris first became known as the face of the 1970s live music TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test and his infectious enthusiasm for music and ability to discover new talent has seen him become a national treasure. He continues to be a household name today and his velvety voice can be heard on Radio 2's The Bob Harris Show and Bob Harris Country.... more...

  • Broadcast Hysteriaby A. Brad Schwartz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 35.99

    On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the field described mysterious creatures, terrifying war machines, and thick clouds of poison gas moving toward New York City. As the invading force... more...

  • Brian Johnstonby Tim Heald

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 1.44

    Description How did it work, exactly, that Johnners magic? Brian Johnston was arguably the most distinctive and best loved voice in British broadcasting. Elder statesman of the Test Match Special team, he was also Britain?s most entertaining commentator with an irrepressible and infectious sense of humour. Johnners also had an enviable talent... more...

  • Crack of the Batby James R. Walker; Pat Hughes

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 28.95

    The crack of the bat on the radio is ingrained in the American mind as baseball takes center stage each summer. Radio has brought the sounds of baseball into homes for almost one hundred years, helping baseball emerge from the 1919 Black Sox scandal into the glorious World Series of the 1920s. The medium gave fans around the country aural access to... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of British Radioby Seán Street

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 109.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of British Radio covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on issues, characters, movements and policies that have shaped radio in the United Kingdom. more...

  • Recording Voiceoverby Tom Blakemore

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    The only book on the market to specifically address its audience, Recording Voiceover is the comprehensive guide for engineers looking to understand the aspects of capturing the spoken word. Discussing all phases of the recording session, Recording Voiceover addresses everything from microphone recommendations for voice recording to pre-production... more...

  • The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkleyby R. Alton Lee

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Tells the story of the infamous "Goat Gland Doctor" -- controversial medical charlatan, groundbreaking radio impresario, and prescient political campaigner -- and recounts his amazing rags to riches to rags career. A popular joke of the 1920s posed the question, "What's the fastest thing on four legs?" The punch line? "A goat passing Dr. Brinkley's... more...

  • Broadcasting Freedomby Arch Puddington

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Among America's most unusual and successful weapons during the Cold War were Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. RFE-RL had its origins in a post-war America brimming with confidence and secure in its power. Unlike the Voice of America, which conveyed a distinctly American perspective on global events, RFE-RL served as surrogate home radio services... more...