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Radio

  • Brian Johnstonby Tim Heald

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    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...

  • Mountaineer Jamboreeby Ivan M. Tribe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Jamboree! To many country music fans the word conjures up memories of Saturday nights around the family radio listening to live broadcasts from that haven of hillbilly music, West Virginia. From 1926 through the 1950s, as Ivan Tribe shows in his lively history, country music radio programming made the Mountain State a mecca for country singers and... more...

  • Lum and Abnerby Randal L. Hall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In the 1930s radio stations filled the airwaves with programs about rural Americans struggling through the Great Depression. One of the most popular of these shows was Lum and Abner, the brainchild of two young businessmen from Arkansas. Chester "Chet" Lauck and Norris "Tuffy" Goff based Pine Ridge, the community they created on the air, on the hamlet... more...

  • Thank Youby BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live; Richard Coles

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 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...

  • BBC Radio 6 Music?s Alternative Jukeboxby BBC Radio 6 Music

    Octopus 2014; Not Available

    BBC Radio 6 Music is the station for people who are passionate about music: its award-winning presenters are constantly bringing a wealth of fresh tracks to the airwaves, from both new and established artists. In this book, BBC Radio 6 Music draws on its pool of knowledge and experience to provide an alternative offering to the mainstream music... more...