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There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Sarah Vowell turned hers on and listened--closely, critically, creatively--for an entire year. As a series of impressions and reflections…

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Tells how radio and television became an integral part of American life, of how a toy became an industry and a force in politics, business, education, religion, and international affairs.

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For more than fifty years, the quiz show has thrived on American television and radio. From "Pot o' Gold" and "The $64,000 Question" to "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy," quiz and game programs have entertained and informed millions of Americans, promoted and…

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Tells how radio and television became an integral part of American life, of how a toy became an industry and a force in politics, business, education, religion, and international affairs.

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"Broadcasters are bound to ratings with chains of gold which they are reluctant to break..." -Oren Harris, House of Representatives This comprehensive exploration of the evolution of broadcast ratings documents the experiences of ratings pioneers from past to…

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Radio in the Global Age offers a fresh, up-to-date, and wide-ranging introduction to the role of radio in contemporary society. It places radio, for the first time, in a global context, and pays special attention to the impact of the Internet, digitalization and…

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by Gary Bender

|November 3, 2003

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How many times have you listened to play-by-play on television and thought, I could do that job? With this book, perhaps you can. At the least, you'll learn what it takes to be a play-by-play announcer. Your teacher? A consummate professional. For more than 25…

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Such organizations as AT&T, General Electric, and the U.S. Navy played major roles in radio's evolution, but early press coverage may have decisively steered radio in the direction of mass entertainment. Susan J. Douglas reveals the origins of a corporate media…

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"Ray Barfield has done something quite new in media studies. Rather than trace the history of radio through the usual route, he has sought out a body of oral history from those who grew up with and listened to radio. He has not only collated the responses of his…

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In the early years of radio broadcasting, an immensely popular type of programming was that aimed at children, especially the "thriller dramas." This book gives an overview of children's radio programming, the accompanying parental protests, and the possible…

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"It is difficult to imagine a subject with more elusive data than this. The source and location of clandestine radio broadcasts are, by definition, secret. White' stations openly identify themselves (such as Radio Free Europe), and gray' stations are…

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Intended for both the casual listener and the serious hobbyist or researcher, this one-volume handbook includes a descriptive log of more than 2,000 different programs, with casts, announcers, network, length of program, duration of appearance, availability, and,…