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The Boys Of Saturday Night

by Scott Young HarperCollins Publishers (April 08, 2014)

Since its first radio broadcast in November 1931, Hockey Night in Canada has been a Canadian tradition. In The Boys of Saturday Night, author Scott Young, a veteran sportscaster and journalist, dives into the...


Sky Train: Stories from CBC's Fresh Air

by Ward McBurney & Jeff Goodes Dundurn (September 01, 2001)

Sky Train collects 35 of McBurneys creative non-fiction pieces, in which Isaac Brock, steam trains, ghost soldiers, and lost loves all find a home.


Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio

by Jon D. Swartz & Robert C. Reinehr Scarecrow Press (November 12, 2007)

The term Old Time Radio refers to the relatively brief period from 1926, when the National Broadcasting Company first began network broadcasting, until approximately 1960, when television became the dominant...


And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation

by Agnes Kamara-Umunna Hachette Books (March 22, 2011)

When bullets hit Agnes Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army...


NPR: The Trials and Triumphs of National Public Radio

by Michael P. McCauley Columbia University Press (June 14, 2005)

The people who shaped America’s public broadcasting system thought it should be "a civilized voice in a civilized community"—a clear alternative to commercial broadcasting. This book tells the story of how...


Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band

by Jeannie Gayle Pool, Jane Wagner & Lily Tomlin Scarecrow Press (February 08, 2008)

In Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band, Jeannie Gayle Pool profiles the fascinating life of this multi-talented saxophone player, arranger, bandleader, and advocate for women instrumental musicians. Based on oral...


Historical Dictionary of American Radio Soap Operas

by Jim Cox Scarecrow Press (November 15, 2005)

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...


Go Where You Wanna Go: The Oral History of The Mamas and The Papas

by Matthew Greenwald Cooper Square Press (April 30, 2002)

Lavishly illustrated and cinematic in scope, Go Where You Wanna Go is told from the points of view of not only the group members, but also from those of their friends, musical collegues, business associates,...


A History of Du Cane Court

by Gregory K Vincent Upfront (January 08, 2018)

Du Cane Court, in Balham, south-west London, is a popular art deco block of flats, which in its early days had a stylish restaurant and ballroom; and other social facilities, including rooms designated for playing...


The Archers in Fact and Fiction

by Nicola Headlam, Peter Matthews & Cara Courage Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (December 15, 2016)

If you have ever wondered about the ethical implications of Dr Richard Locke’s affair with Shula Hebden Lloyd, or whether the ergonomic design of tractor seats could have prevented Tony Archer from getting...


Ciara's Diary

by Ciara King Gill Books (August 25, 2017)

The year is 1999. Connemara is braced for the new millennium. ‘No Scrubs’ rules the airwaves, bootleg DVDs of Cruel Intentions are thrilling crowds of sexually progressive teens, and if you’re not matching...


That’s Life – Marty Whelan’s Memoir

by Marty Whelan Gill Books (October 16, 2015)

From Norman Wisdom to Eurovision and everything in between, a lively and entertaining memoir from one of Ireland’s best-loved personalities.

Throughout the highs and lows of a 30-year career as one of Ireland’s...


Vox Populi

by William O'Shaughnessy Fordham University Press (December 01, 2010)

Vox Populi is the long-awaited fourth collection of interviews, editorials, essays, observations and keen insight from legendary New York broadcaster William O’Shaughnessy. With this inspiring new anthology,...


Mario Cuomo: Remembrances of a Remarkable Man

by William O'Shaughnessy Whitney Media Publishing Group (November 25, 2016)

Governor Mario Cuomo's life and accomplishments are part of the public record, but in Mario Cuomo: Remembrances of a Remarkable Man, William O'Shaughnessy gives readers an exclusive and a deeply personal, behind-the-scenes...


Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

by Chuck D & Shepard Fairey Hachette Books (October 10, 2017)

A comprehensive, chronological survey of rap and hip hop from 1973 to the present by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world.

In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's...


Lost Sound

by Jeff Porter The University of North Carolina Press (March 11, 2016)

From Archibald MacLeish to David Sedaris, radio storytelling has long borrowed from the world of literature, yet the narrative radio work of well-known writers and others is a story that has not been told before....


Sounds of Change

by Christopher H. Sterling & Michael C. Keith The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

When it first appeared in the 1930s, FM radio was a technological marvel, providing better sound and nearly eliminating the static that plagued AM stations. It took another forty years, however, for FM's popularity...


Redeeming the Dial

by Tona J. Hangen The University of North Carolina Press (December 04, 2003)

Blending cultural, religious, and media history, Tona Hangen offers a richly detailed look into the world of religious radio. She uses recordings, sermons, fan mail, and other sources to tell the stories of...


My Double Life: Sexty Yeers of Farquharson Around with Don Harn

by Don Harron Dundurn (October 29, 2012)

After 15 books about somebody else (mostly alter ego Charlie Farquharson), Don Harron now presents the colourful story of his 77-year career in the entertainment business.


Elvis, Hank, and Me

by Horace Logan St. Martin's Press (December 22, 2015)

In 1948, Horace "Hoss" Logan, a young radio producer in Shreveport, Louisiana, started booking talent for a new weekly music show called the Louisiana Hayride. Performed for a live audience and broadcast nationally...


Broadcast Hysteria

by A. Brad Schwartz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 05, 2015)

On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the...


Black Privilege

by Charlamagne Tha God Touchstone (April 18, 2017)

An instant New York Times bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and “the most important voice in hip-hop”—shares...


Sports Talk

by Alan Eisenstock Atria Books (March 16, 2010)

A Journey inside the World of Sports Talk Radio

Their voices explode over the airwaves -- with names like Mike and the Mad Dog, the Stinkin' Genius, Hacksaw, and JT the Brick. They broadcast in drive time and...


Censorship

by Brian Jennings & Sean Hannity Threshold Editions (May 05, 2009)

"Talk radio is the American voter." -- Rush Limbaugh

Freedom of speech. It is our most cherished privilege as Americans, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution since 1791. But at the...


Good Morning Nantwich: Adventures in Breakfast Radio

by Phill Jupitus HarperCollins Entertainment (August 05, 2010)

What possesses a right-minded comedian to quit the day job for life as a breakfast radio DJ?

The opening DJ on the Beeb’s new alternative radio channel, 6Music, Phill Jupitus was a maverick on the flat landscape...