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1.
Finding My Voice
by Diane Rehm


Knopf
Hardcover - 246 pages
(September 1999)

$16.80
$7.20

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4.5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist August 19, 1999
After working in radio for more than 20 years, Rehm successfully takes on the challenge of writing. Finding My Voice is her revealing memoir. The three sections of the book are titled appropriately, taking readers through Rehm's personal and public life. In "Other Voices," she recalls the mental and... Read more

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Raised on Radio : In Quest of the Lone Ranger, Jack Benny
by Gerald Nachman(Preface)


Pantheon Books
Hardcover - 535 pages
(November 1998)


$8.55

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3.5 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, Ruth Bayard Smith
Clearly Nachman ... did extensive research and conducted many interviews, and he has spared the reader few of his findings. Read more

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On the Air : The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio
by John Tune in Yesterday Dunning


Oxford Univ Pr (Trade)
Hardcover - 840 pages
(May 1998)
$55.00
$38.50
$16.50

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5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist September 1, 1998
As he did in Tune in Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Prentice Hall, 1976), Dunning here provides a storehouse of information about the people and programs of radio's Golden Age (1930s, 1940s, 1950s). The storehouse, however, has been thoroughly remodeled and refurbished. The... Read more

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The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing in Radio and TV's Golden Age (Vintage Comedy Series)
by Jordan R. Young


Past Times Pub Co
- 351 pages
(February 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight, 10/98
"There's a lot of show-business history here that might otherwise be lost. What a boon for show-biz buffs and comedy students alike." Read more

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Listening in : Radio and the American Imagination, from Amos 'N' Andy and Edward R. Murrow to Wolfman Jack and Howard Stern
by Susan J. Douglas


Times Books
Hardcover - 496 pages
1 Ed edition (April 1999)
$27.50
$19.25
$8.25

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5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist April 15, 1999
Douglas makes "the first attempt at an overview of radio's nearly hundred-year history since" Eric Barnouw's three-volume History of Broadcasting in the United States (1966^-70). She is primarily occupied with the history of radio programming and its audience. Today listeners are stratified not only... Read more

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The Murrow Boys : Pioneers on the Front Lines of Broadcast Journalism
by Stanley Cloud, Lynne Olson


Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap)
Paperback - 445 pages
(October 31, 1997)




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5 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, Ruth Bayard Smith
...the book provides a valuable look at the pioneer spirit of Murrow and his protégés. Read more

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A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry
by Charles K. Wolfe


Country Music Foundation
Hardcover - 360 pages
(May 1999)

$20.96


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When Nashville's National Life and Accident Insurance Company created radio station WSM as an advertising vehicle--the call letters representing their corporate slogan, "We Shield Millions"--no one suspected its "old-time music" program would one day be country music's shining star. In A... Read more

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The Hits Just Keep on Coming
by Ben Fong-Torres


Miller Freeman Books
Hardcover - 272 pages
(1998)

$19.56
$8.39

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Communication Booknotes Quarterly, Spring 1999
"Tops the charts as one of the most user-friendly and colorful accounts....Recommended for anyone interested in the history of radio, this is certainly an excellent supplementary volume for courses focusing on broadcast programming and its role in culture." Read more

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American Top Forty : The Countdown of the Century
by Rob Durkee


Music Sales Limited
Hardcover - 354 pages
(December 1999)

$17.46
$7.49

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
"American Top 40," the radio program co-founded in the 1960s by host Casey Kasem and producer Don Bustany, developed a winning formula of countdown and commentary. By the 1970's the show was providing music fans around the world with behind-the- scenes trivia about the pop stars of the day.

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Broadcasting Freedom : Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938-1948 (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)
by Barbara Dianne Savage


Univ of North Carolina Pr
Paperback - 416 pages
(May 1999)

$15.16
$3.79

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5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist May 15, 1999
Savage, a University of Pennsylvania history professor, draws on largely unexplored material in tracing the efforts of African Americans between 1938 and 1950 to use radio to contradict stereotypes and develop a more inclusive history of the U.S. Part 1, "Federal Constructions of `the Negro,'"... Read more

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Pacifica Radio : The Rise of an Alternative Network (American Subjects)
by Matthew Lasar


Temple Univ Press
Hardcover - 320 pages
(February 1999)

$24.46
$10.49

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4 out of 5 stars
Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communications Politics in Dubious Times
"Matthew Lasar's Pacifica Radio is a tremendous book, combining superb scholarship with an intoxicating story of vision, creativity and heroism." --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title Read more

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Sign-Off for the Old Met : The Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts 1950-1966
by Paul Jackson


Amadeus Pr
Hardcover - 660 pages
(October 1997)

$34.96


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5 out of 5 stars
war2@erols.com , November 6, 1997 5 out of 5 stars
The long-awaited sequel was worth the wait
Those operaphiles who know Jackson's first volume, "Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met", have been waiting a number of years for this sequel. The format and style remain the same. One problem faced by Jackson in the sequel was the sheer magnitude of his task. In the earlier book many of... Read more

 


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Radio Voices : American Broadcasting, 1922-1952
by Michele Hilmes


Univ of Minnesota Pr (Trd)
Paperback - 320 pages
(April 1997)

$15.96


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The New York Times Book Review, Ruth Bayard Smith
...the book is valuable for placing radio within a cultural and historical framework. Read more

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Worlds Without End : The Art and History of the Soap Opera
by Museum of Television, et al


Harry N Abrams
Hardcover - 176 pages
(October 1997)

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5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Perhaps when a museum dedicates a three-month exhibit to the subject of soap operas, it's time to hang up our cultural hats and admit that we now occupy a world of overstimulated philistines. With that confession happily concluded, what could we want more than this gorgeous volume documenting the... Read more

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Play by Play : 25 Years of Royals on Radio
by Denny Matthews, et al


Addax Pub Group
Paperback - 240 pages
(April 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Long-time radio announcers Denny Matthews and Fred White of the Kansas City Royals were baseball's version of The Odd Couple, with their differences often shining through their broadcasts. The phrase "long-time" may not be fair, or accurate, to describe the tenure for these voices. The 1998 season... Read more

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The Great American Broadcast : A Celebration of Radio's Golden Age
by Leonard Maltin


E P Dutton
Hardcover - 384 pages
(October 1997)

$25.86


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4 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, Ruth Bayard Smith
Leonard Maltin brings the same seemingly boundless enthusiasm and encyclopedic recall previously devoted to film to the so-called Golden Age of broadcasting.... The citations for the sources of this material is skimpy; thus, the book is great to read, but limited as an historical reference. Read more

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Active Radio : Pacifica's Brash Experiment (Commerce and Mass Culture, 1)
by Jeff Land


Univ of Minnesota Pr (Trd)
Paperback - 184 pages
(April 1999)

$13.56
$3.39

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The publisher, University of Minnesota Press , February 25, 1999
The essential book on the origins of an influential network.
In April 1949, KPFA in Berkeley, California, went on the air. From the beginning, the station broadcast an utterly new combination of political commentary and cultural discussion that reflected founder Lewis Hill's vision of a radio station dedicated to creative expression and dissent. In this... Read more

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Hitler's Airwaves : The Inside Story of Nazi Radio Broadcasting and Propaganda Swing
by Rainer E. Lotz(Contributor), Horst J. P. Bergmeier


Yale Univ Pr
Hardcover - 352 pages
Book & Cd edition (August 1997)


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4 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , April 15, 1997
The previously untold story of how the Nazi war machine used jazz and swing for propaganda. Independent scholars Bergmeier and Lotz have succeeded in crafting a work that will appeal to both a specialized audience and the general public. Most people know that jazz and swing were immediately banned... Read more

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Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met : The Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts 1931-1950
by Paul J. Jackson


Amadeus Pr
Hardcover - 586 pages
(December 1992)

$34.96


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Synopsis
Paul Jackson presents a rich and detailed history of the broadcasts at the The Metropolitan Opera in New York from their inception in 1931, when the imperious Gatti-Casazza ruled, on through the trouble regime of the more affable Edward Johnson. Read more

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Voices in the Purple Haze
by Michael C. Keith, Dusty Street


Praeger Pub Trade
Paperback - 224 pages
(June 1997)


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When people complain there's nothing on the radio, it's only because they live in the wrong time. And a ticket back to the right time, the heyday of the freeform FM radio of the 1960s, is contained in the pages of Voices in the Purple Haze. In 1966 a few radio deejays began a revolution, doing away... Read more

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Voice over : The Making of Black Radio
by William Barlow


Temple Univ Press
Paperback - 304 pages
(December 1998)

$18.36
$4.59

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From Booklist January 1, 1999
With panache, Barlow showcases the evolution of black radio from the early days when white disc jockeys negatively portrayed blacks to the contemporary scene, in which disc jockeys operate in corporate environments and blackface is a distant phenomenon. Barlow, an insider of black radio, having been... Read more

22.   Rockin' Down the Dial : The Detroit Sound Radio
by David Carson


Momentum Books Ltd
Paperback - 300 pages
(January 2000)

$19.96


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5 out of 5 stars
Donald M. Schuster, April 5, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing Book On This History of Detroit Radio
This is a amazing book. I loved it. I am a 35 year student of Detroit radio. I have been a radio station Program Director (WWWW) and Sales Manager (WWJ). I picked up all kinds of facts, context, connections, and progression of events I never knew. When it covered a subject matter I really know (the... Read more

 


23.   Sparks of Liberty : An Insider's Memoir of Radio Liberty
by Gene Sosin


Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Trd)
Hardcover - 288 pages
(April 1999)

$24.46
$10.49

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5 out of 5 stars
The author, Gene Sosin , June 8, 2000
"Sparks of Liberty" is timely reading in 2000
I suggest that readers who want to understand the importance of reaching Russians by radio in today's post-Soviet era might read my book, "Sparks of Liberty: An Insider's Memoir of Radio Liberty." It describes how this American station helped win the Cold War by breaking through the... Read more

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Elvis, Hank, and Me : Making Musical History on the Louisiana Hayride
by Horace Logan, et al


St Martins Pr (Trade)
Hardcover - 256 pages
1 Ed edition (June 1998)
$23.95
$16.76
$7.19

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4.5 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , June 15, 1998
From Hank Williams to Slim Whitman to Johnny Cash to the one and only Elvis, this recollection of country music greats is a real foot-stompin treat. For nearly ten years, beginning in 1948, Horace ``Hoss'' Logan produced the Louisiana Hayride, a live, weekly country music show broadcast nationally... Read more

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AirWAVES! A collection of Radio Editorials from the Golden Apple
by William O'Shaugnessy, et al


Fordham University Press
Hardcover - 391 pages
1 Ed edition (May 1, 1999)




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5 out of 5 stars
Louis Boccardi, President & CEO, The Associated Press
"His is an authentic voice." Read more

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