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  • Historical Dictionary of American Radio Soap Operasby Jim Cox

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 96.50

    The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks,... more...

  • The A to Z of American Radio Soap Operasby Jim Cox

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.50

    The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks,... more...

  • Rails Across Dixieby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    Covering legendary and obscure intercity passenger trains in a dozen Southeastern states, this book details the golden age of train travel. The story begins with the inception of steam locomotives in 1830 in Charleston, South Carolina, continuing through the mid-1930s changeover to diesel and the debut of Amtrak in 1971 to the present. Throughout,... more...

  • Musicmakers of Network Radioby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    Before television, radio was the sole source of simultaneous mass entertainment in America. The medium served as launching pad for the careers of countless future stars of stage and screen. Singers and conductors became legends by offering musical entertainment directly to Americans in their homes, vehicles, and places of work and play. This volume... more...

  • Radio Journalism in Americaby Jim Cox

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

    This is a volume of history validating the contributions of radio toward keeping America informed. Like everything else, radio has gone through many changes since the 1920s. Periods very distinct from each other embrace its roots, its golden age, and the well-defined eras dominated by the disc jockey, talk, and news formats. The U.S. was dependent... more...

  • Radio After the Golden Ageby Jim Cox

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

    What became of radio after its Golden Age ended about 1960? Not long ago Arbitron found that almost 93 percent of Americans age 12 and older are regular radio listeners, a higher percentage than for those turning to television, magazines, newspapers, or the Internet. But the sounds they hear now don't resemble those of radio's heyday when it... more...

  • Sold on Radioby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 55.00

    How was it that America would fund its nascent national radio services? Government control and a subscription-like model were both considered! But soon an advertising system emerged, leading radio into its golden age from the 1920s to the early 1960s. This work, divided into two parts, studies the commercialization of network radio during its golden... more...

  • This Day in Network Radioby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 49.95

    For each day of the calendar, this unique work details events that have significantly affected American network radio since the mid-1920s. Entries recount occasions, practices, or decisions which left indelible marks on broadcasting (listed by date of occurrence); the debuts and cancellations of programs; and births and deaths of important people in... more...

  • American Radio Networksby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    This history of commercial radio networks in the United States provides a wealth of information on broadcasting from the 1920s to the present. It covers the four transcontinental webs that operated during the pre-television Golden Age, plus local and regional hookups, and the developments that have occurred in the decades since, including the impact... more...

  • Newspapers in Transitionby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    The impact of cyberspace on newsprint journalism is at the core of this text. After a brief history of U.S. news dailies and weeklies it turns attention to those journals' status today. A wide range of forces that impinge on their success and failure are explored, including the decline of their relevancy for an increasing percentage of the population.... more...