The host of The Bob Edwards Show and Bob Edwards Weekend on
Sirius XM Radio, Bob Edwards became the first radio personality
with a large national audience to take his chances in the new field
of satellite radio. The programs' mix of long-form interviews and
news documentaries has won many prestigious awards.
For thirty years, Louisville native Edwards was the voice of
National Public Radio's daily newsmagazine programs, co-hosting All
Things Considered before launching Morning Edition in 1979. These
programs built NPR's national audience while also bringing Edwards
to national prominence. In 2004, however, NPR announced that it
would be finding a replacement for Edwards, inciting protests from
tens of thousands of his fans and controversy among his listeners
and fellow broadcasters. Today, Edwards continues to inform the
American public with a voice known for its sincerity, intelligence,
In A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio, Edwards recounts his
career as one of the most important figures in modern broadcasting.
He describes his road to success on the radio waves, from his early
days knocking on station doors during college and working for
American Forces Korea Network to his work at NPR and induction into
the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2004. Edwards tells the story of
his exit from NPR and the launch of his new radio ventures on the
XM Satellite Radio network. Throughout the book, his sharp
observations about the people he interviewed and covered and the
colleagues with whom he worked offer a window on forty years of
American news and on the evolution of public journalism.
A Voice in the Box is an insider's account of the world of
American media and a fascinating, personal narrative from one of
the most iconic personalities in radio history.