Radio Moments

50 Years of Radio - Life on the Inside

Author: David Lloyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785902727

Category: Radio broadcasting

Page: 320

View: 2601

In the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, Britain witnessed what many in the business saw as the second great age of radio. It was a period when FM radio blossomed and local stations opened and broadcast across the land. It was a step away from the output of the national broadcaster, the BBC, which had held a monopoly on the airways since its inception. Broadcaster, station manager, and regulator for over forty years, David Lloyd was very much a part of this revolution and is, amongst his peers, well placed to tell that story. In his aim to create a timeline of radio of this era through to the present day, to capture those heady days, the characters, the fun and heartache, life on the air, life off the air, Lloyd describes the period as one of innovation. Told with the insight of an insider, with his characteristic wit, and with a huge dollop of nostalgia, David Lloyd brings to life a unique age in broadcasting in this fascinating account.

Radio Moments

Author: David Lloyd

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785903187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 612

In the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s Britain witnessed what many in the business saw as the second great age of radio. It was a period when FM radio blossomed and local stations opened and broadcast across the land. It was a step away from the output of the national broadcaster, the BBC, which had held a monopoly on the airways since its inception. Broadcaster, station manager and regulator for over forty years David Lloyd was very much a part of this revolution and is, amongst his peers, well placed to tell that story. Lloyd describes the period as one of innovation, his aim to create a timeline of radio of this era through to the present day, to capture those heady days, the characters, the fun and heartache, life on the air, life off the air. And to revisit those station launches, company consolidations, the successes and the failures. Told with the insight of an insider, with his characteristic wit and a huge dollop of nostalgia, David Lloyd brings to life a unique age in broadcasting in this fascinating account. David Lloyd has spent a lifetime in radio and has worked with some of the UK's biggest names. An award-winning broadcaster, he was part of the first wave of commercial radio in the 1980s. He later joined the Radio Authority, where he was given responsibility for overseeing compliance across the commercial radio industry. A Fellow of the Radio Academy, he has been MD and Programme Director of LBC, a programmer for Virgin Radio and a BBC manager and broadcaster. He was, until recently, Group Editorial Director at Orion Media.

Sounds of Your Life

The Rise and Fall of Independent Radio in the UK

Author: Tony Stoller

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 362

View: 8049

Since the mid-1970s, Independent Radio in the United Kingdom has touched the lives of millions of listeners. Stations in big cities and smaller towns provided music, news, and cultural programming that accompanied the changing patterns of life in the UK. The initial attempts to harness the power of popular radio and to provide local public service were characteristic of the times. The later decline into mere commercial music radio illustrates the failure of those hopes on a wider front. Sounds of Your Life is the first comprehensive history of Independent Radio. With unique access to those who made and marred the system, and to the formal and informal archives which cover more than 30 lively years, Tony Stoller describes how Britain moved from a social to a market economy, while also telling the tales of the people who shaped this national resource.

How to Make Great Radio

Techniques and Tips for Today’s Broadcasters and Producers

Author: David Lloyd

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849549346

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 7327

There is no such thing as perfect radio - and therein lies its delicious unpredictability. In fact, so charming is this quality that 90 per cent of UK adults tune into the medium every week. Like many things, radio done well sounds effortless. It is not. Producing great radio is partly down to instinct and partly down to learning then mastering the basics. Drawing upon his thirty years spent working with some of the finest talents in British radio, David Lloyd shares a plethora of valuable tips and tricks of the trade in this unique and authoritative guide to broadcasting success. Covering speech and music formats, local and national stations, technical and artistic skills, content and style considerations, and much, much more, this how-to is essential and accessible reading for all - whether you are taking your tentative first steps in radio or refreshing your existing industry knowledge. Lloyd's hugely entertaining selection of anecdotes, examples, research, insight and pointers sets out to bottle the very essence of memorable radio, determining the factors that differentiate a truly great broadcaster from a distinctly average one, and helping budding hopefuls achieve their radio goals.


The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio

Author: Richard Neer

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 1588360733

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 7626

"It was all so honest, before the end of our collective innocence. Top Forty jocks screamed and yelled and sounded mightier than God on millions of transistor radios. But on FM radio it was all spun out for only you. On a golden web by a master weaver driven by fifty thousand magical watts of crystal clear power . . . before the days of trashy, hedonistic dumbspeak and disposable three-minute ditties . . . in the days where rock lived at many addresses in many cities." –from FM As a young man, Richard Neer dreamed of landing a job at WNEW in New York–one of the revolutionary FM stations across the country that were changing the face of radio by rejecting strict formatting and letting disc jockeys play whatever they wanted. He felt that when he got there, he’d have made the big time. Little did he know he’d have shaped rock history as well. FM: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio chronicles the birth, growth, and death of free-form rock-and-roll radio through the stories of the movement’s flagship stations. In the late sixties and early seventies–at stations like KSAN in San Francisco, WBCN in Boston, WMMR in Philadelphia, KMET in Los Angeles, WNEW, and others–disc jockeys became the gatekeepers, critics, and gurus of new music. Jocks like Scott Muni, Vin Scelsa, Jonathan Schwartz, and Neer developed loyal followings and had incredible influence on their listeners and on the early careers of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Genesis, the Cars, and many others. Full of fascinating firsthand stories, FM documents the commodification of an iconoclastic phenomenon, revealing how counterculture was coopted and consumed by the mainstream. Richard Neer was an eyewitness to, and participant in, this history. FM is the tale of his exhilarating ride.

Radio Critics and Popular Culture

A History of British Radio Criticism

Author: Paul Rixon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137553871

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 8347

Radio still remains an important form of media, with millions listening to it daily. It has been reborn for the digital era, and is an area where there is great interest in its development, role and form. Attempting to fill the gap in research on British radio criticism, this volume explores the development and role of radio criticism in the discourse around radio in Britain from its birth in the 1920s up to present day. Using a historical approach to explore how, as radio emerged, the press provided coverage which helped shape and reflect radio’s position in popular culture, Paul Rixon delivers an interesting and engaging exploration that provides a cultural perspective on radio, with a specific focus on newspaper criticism. Radio Critics and Popular Culture is an innovative and original addition to existing research and will be invaluable for those interested in the way that British radio has evolved.

Radio Free Boston

The Rise and Fall of WBCN

Author: Carter Alan

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555537294


Page: 334

View: 8728

The definitive story of the pioneering rock radio station that galvanized a city and a generation

Kidnapped by Nuns

And Other Stories of a Life on the Radio

Author: Bob Fuss

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781508488132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 6174

Taking readers on a journey over the last four decades of news from Hollywood to Washington and around the world from Andorra to Zimbabwe. Ride the campaign plane with Ronald Reagan, get the inside story of why Congress is such a disaster and share adventure travel stories from a globetrotting correspondent. Retired CBS News Correspondent Bob Fuss has traveled with half a dozen Presidents, covered Congress for more than 20 years and includes travelogues from his adventures around the world. One unique aspect is that while millions of listeners heard his daily reports, none knew he was disabled and has always walked on crutches.

Life and Fate

Author: Vasily Grossman

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176545

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 8599

A book judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated by the state, Life and Fate is an epic tale of World War II and a profound reckoning with the dark forces that dominated the twentieth century. Interweaving a transfixing account of the battle of Stalingrad with the story of a single middle-class family, the Shaposhnikovs, scattered by fortune from Germany to Siberia, Vasily Grossman fashions an immense, intricately detailed tapestry depicting a time of almost unimaginable horror and even stranger hope.Life and Fate juxtaposes bedrooms and snipers’ nests, scientific laboratories and the Gulag, taking us deep into the hearts and minds of characters ranging from a boy on his way to the gas chambers to Hitler and Stalin themselves. This novel of unsparing realism and visionary moral intensity is one of the supreme achievements of modern Russian literature.

The Nation's Favourite

The True Adventures of Radio 1

Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571194353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 6284

This is an account of a year in the life of BBC Radio 1 during a period when attempts were being made to reverse a trend which had seen the loss of millions of listeners and the departure of leading disc jockeys. The author was allowed behind-the-scenes access, including management meetings.

A Good Face for Radio

Confessions of a Radio Head

Author: Eddie Mair

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 9780349143156

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1072

Eddie Mair is, by his own account, one of Britain's most beloved broadcasters. Born in Dundee, Scotland, he has worked in radio all his adult life. From the foothills of commercial radio in his hometown, through the sunlit uplands of the BBC in Scotland, he has reached the peaks of his profession, with BBC network radio in London. And he's never afraid to work a metaphor beyond endurance. In addition he's appeared on most of the BBC's TV channels, including ones that are no longer on TV. He witnessed the handover of Hong Kong and once asked Arnold Schwarzenegger a question - though he takes no responsibility for either. For nearly twenty years he has been at the helm of Radio 4's PM: a nightly news round up that means Eddie works for just one hour a day, giving him plenty time to knock together these diaries. Whether he's interviewing politicians, getting people to share their personal experiences, or just imparting his favourite zesty chicken recipes, Eddie is never happier than when he is at the microphone. Except when he is at the microphone with a large martini. In truth, his neediness is an irritation to everyone who knows him and if you buy this book he might get out of their hair. Eddie's other work, as a humanitarian and tireless, secret worker for charity is not mentioned in these pages.

It Just Wasn't Perfect for Me

My 50 Years in Television and Radio Broadcasting

Author: Rick D'Amico

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539786993


Page: 204

View: 3661

Rick D'Amico enjoyed an impressive career in both radio and television broadcasting, spanning over fifty years in the industry. Now, the Emmy Award-winning newscaster is here to provide readers with hilarious and insightful stories from behind the scenes. D'Amico invites readers into his expansive life story. With lightheartedness and an eye toward helping others understand what it takes to succeed in a sometimes ruthless industry, D'Amico opens up about his own fascinating-and sometimes unbelievable-experiences. Think you might have what it takes to be in broadcasting? It Just Wasn't Perfect for Me will help you figure that out. Get a glimpse into some of the most iconic moments in modern journalism, straight from a man who lived and breathed them. From D'Amico's time reporting live at the Los Angeles riots, to interviewing President Ronald Reagan, to his time reporting live from New York City and Ground Zero in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, you will get the rare experience of being immersed in these iconic broadcasting moments. Written with enlightening candor and refreshing humor, It Just Wasn't Perfect for Me will leave you viewing television newscasters in a whole new light.

Around the World in 80 Pints

My Cricket Journey

Author: David Lloyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471172403


Page: 320

View: 5326

Bestselling author and hugely popular commentator David 'Bumble' Lloyd takes the reader on an unmissable and hilarious tour of the cricketing world as he searches for the perfect pint. After more than 50 years involved with cricket as a player, international, umpire, coach and now commentator, David Lloyd has travelled the world. It's all a long way from his childhood, growing up in a terraced house in post-war Accrington, Lancashire. But cricket has taken him all over the globe, and he has experienced everything from excruciating agony Down Under to the Bollywood glamour of the IPL - he's even risked it all to cross the Pennines into Yorkshire. In Around the World in 80 Pints, Bumble relives some of the most exciting and remarkable periods in his life, showing how his travels have opened up new and exciting avenues for him. The book is packed full of brilliant stories from famous Ashes matches and Roses clashes, sharing the commentary box with Ian Botham and Shane Warne, and much else besides - all told in his idiosyncratic style that has won him so many fans the world over. His previous autobiography, Last in the Tin Bath, was a huge bestseller, and this one is sure to appeal to anyone who shares Bumble's unquenchable love for cricket - and life!


The Life and (Mis)Adventures of L.A. Radio Legend Dave Hull

Author: Dave Hull,Bill Hayes

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0988412616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 600

View: 7089

Dave Hull, “The Hullabalooer,” is recognized as one of the most iconic of all the Top 40 DJs to ever spin the wax over 50,000 watts of AM radio power. The Hullabalooer lived every wacky plotline that we laughed with on WKRP in Cincinnati; he was there as the drama of personalities like Alan Freed changed the industry forever; and Dave Hull was integral to the revolution that brought the Beatles—and the rest of the British Invasion—to prominence in America’s society-changing sixties. Dave’s life behind a mic began on Armed Forces Radio. In the mid-1950s Dave went “pro” at a small station under the shadows of flying saucers in Roswell, New Mexico. Then it was “up and down the dial” from Dayton to Detroit to Tampa before settling in Los Angeles where he became the undisputed number one at the legendary KRLA during the station's premier years. He went on to rock, honk, spin, and giggle on other L.A. giants like KFI, KGBS, and KMPC. The Hullabalooer had his own massive fan club, a nightclub named after him, and even a hit song written about him. From Dave's honorary title of the "Fifth Beatle" for his insider involvement with the Fab Four; to his ground-breaking Lovelines show; to stunts like "Hulloween," the junky parade float, and the hot air balloon promotion that didn't exactly "fly"; to his KFI years with the Dodgers and the Pete Rose voodoo doll; to the "cry-in" after his KRLA firing—it's all here in Hullabaloo! - Countless inside scoops never-before-heard tales of mayhem and mischief! - Priceless vintage photos and graphics - Contributions by Dave's notable colleagues and costars, including a Foreword by radio and TV legend Bob Eubanks! - Dave's story in all its tube-torturing, transistor-twisting detail is complemented with crazed confessions from those who knew him best, including: - Baseball hall-of-famer Wes Parker - KFI sportscaster Rich Marotta - Media mogul Gary Kleinman - Mousketeer-turned-maniac, author J.J. Solari, who helped to turn Dave's Lovelines show into a nearly certifiable radio circus - Original founder of the Dave Hull Fan Club, Dr. Linda Thor With its revealing look into the inner circle of Los Angeles radio during the golden years of AM, Hullabaloo! is a must-have for any fan of radio, music, or just plain fun!

The War of The Worlds (Unabridged)

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075830202

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 2965

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel, the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and that of his younger brother in London as Earth is invaded by Martians. It is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon. The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The unnamed narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London. Book One also imparts the experience of his brother, also unnamed, who describes events as they deteriorate in the capital, forcing him to escape the Martian onslaught by boarding a paddle steamer near Tillingham, on the Essex coast. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946), known as H. G. Wells, was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.

Pirate Gold

Author: Brian Lister


ISBN: 0244017182

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 2860


Big 50: Cincinnati Reds

The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds

Author: Chad Dotson,Chris Garber,Marty Brennaman

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633199894

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 5746

The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Reds the Reds. Experienced sportswriters Chad Dotson and Chris Garber recount the living history of the Reds, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Big 50: Reds brilliantly brings to life the Reds remarkable story, from Johnny Bench and Barry Larkin to the roller coaster that was Pete Rose to the team's 1990 World Series championship and Todd Frazier's 2015 Home Run Derby win.


Author: Ray Dalio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982112387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 3043

#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.


A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062132342

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9183

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to parenting and sports--and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives--how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.