Pittsburgh s Golden Age of Radio

Pittsburgh s Golden Age of Radio

Pittsburgh's Golden Age of Radio celebrates the city's radio history, deejays, contests, concerts, public service, and promotions from radio's beginnings in the 1920s through the late 1970s, when listening on FM exceeded that on AM for the ...

Author: Ed Salamon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738572233

Category: History

Page: 127

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Pittsburgh is the birthplace of radio, the location of many of radio's first and most influential stations and broadcast personalities, and a key market for the development of new formats. Pittsburghers' reaction to the music they heard on the radio helped to break records and create stars. Radio provided an unprecedented audience for live performances by local artists. After the big band era, radio gave voice to pop, rock and roll, and rhythm and blues. Pittsburgh's Golden Age of Radio celebrates the city's radio history, deejays, contests, concerts, public service, and promotions from radio's beginnings in the 1920s through the late 1970s, when listening on FM exceeded that on AM for the first time.
Categories: History

A Resource Guide to the Golden Age of Radio

A Resource Guide to the Golden Age of Radio

The first ever guide to 3,800 primary and seconary sources that explore radio's contribution to America's cultural heritage.Index integrates separate listings in Special Collections, Bibliography and Internet chapters and can be searched by ...

Author: Susan Siegel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063343571

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

View: 719

The first ever guide to 3,800 primary and seconary sources that explore radio's contribution to America's cultural heritage.Index integrates separate listings in Special Collections, Bibliography and Internet chapters and can be searched by program title, person or subject.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Golden Age of Radio

The Golden Age of Radio

Author: Denis Gifford

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015013098309

Category: Radio broadcasting

Page: 319

View: 835

Categories: Radio broadcasting

Sounds in the Air

Sounds in the Air

"A solid documentary." Horn Book "Lucid, thorough, fascinating: excellent social history." Kirkus Review

Author: Norman H. Finkelstein

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: IND:30000038759753

Category: Radio broadcasting

Page: 128

View: 529

"A solid documentary." Horn Book "Lucid, thorough, fascinating: excellent social history." Kirkus Review
Categories: Radio broadcasting

A Golden Age

A Golden Age

While on a field trip to the National Museum of American History, Emma imagines that she is her grandmother, sitting with her family listening to the radio as the end of World War II is announced.

Author: Martha Wickham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1568993722

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 925

While on a field trip to the National Museum of American History, Emma imagines that she is her grandmother, sitting with her family listening to the radio as the end of World War II is announced.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Golden Age of Radio in the Home

The Golden Age of Radio in the Home

g the wing its arrived into useillingly , unknown artists , and secondly the difficulty
faced by Radio Corp . in breaking into the gramophone record market . To
appreciate just how difficult the latter task was it is necessary to know something
of the ...

Author: John Whitley Stokes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021953156

Category: Radio

Page: 162

View: 845

Categories: Radio

Radio Yesteryear Presents The Golden Age of Radio

Radio Yesteryear Presents The Golden Age of Radio

"A summary of data taken from our archive of: 61,160 different broadcasts, 13,097 unique program names, 233,680 radio air credits, 21,942 unique performer names"--Cover.

Author: J. David Goldin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0929541936

Category: Radio programs

Page: 295

View: 459

"A summary of data taken from our archive of: 61,160 different broadcasts, 13,097 unique program names, 233,680 radio air credits, 21,942 unique performer names"--Cover.
Categories: Radio programs

Let s Pretend and the Golden Age of Radio

Let s Pretend and the Golden Age of Radio

This series lasted for eighteen broadcasts from October 27, 1928 to February 23, 1929, originating from the WABC studio in New York City, the flagship station for CBS.

Author: Arthur Anderson

Publisher: Bearmanor Media

ISBN: 1593930194

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

View: 213

The best book about radio that I've read since Mary Jane Higby's Tune in Tomorrow. You have made the whole golden age of radio come alive.--Ron Lackmann, Same Time, Same Station.
Categories: Performing Arts

Radiola

Radiola

Chronicles the early history of RCA (Radio Corporation of America) and documents with pictures every radio receiver and the accessories that they produced in the 1920s.

Author: Eric P. Wenaas

Publisher: Sonoran Publishing

ISBN: 1886606218

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 475

View: 376

Chronicles the early history of RCA (Radio Corporation of America) and documents with pictures every radio receiver and the accessories that they produced in the 1920s.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

King Football

King Football

This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life.

Author: Michael Oriard

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807864036

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

View: 496

This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college and professional football firsthand during these years, many more encountered the game through their daily newspapers or the weekly Saturday Evening Post, on radio broadcasts, and in the newsreels and feature films shown at their local movie theaters. Asking what football meant to these millions who followed it either casually or passionately, Michael Oriard reconstructs a media-created world of football and explores its deep entanglements with a modernizing American society. Football, claims Oriard, served as an agent of "Americanization" for immigrant groups but resisted attempts at true integration and racial equality, while anxieties over the domestication and affluence of middle-class American life helped pave the way for the sport's rise in popularity during the Cold War. Underlying these threads is the story of how the print and broadcast media, in ways specific to each medium, were powerful forces in constructing the football culture we know today.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

In a dazzling step back in time veteran broadcaster John Rayburn talks about the fantastic era of broadcasting in fascinating interviews with a sterling list of guests from Gunsmoke, Amos n Andy, Lights Out and more.

Author: John Rayburn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1629333115

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 342

In a dazzling step back in time veteran broadcaster John Rayburn talks about the fantastic era of broadcasting in fascinating interviews with a sterling list of guests from Gunsmoke, Amos n Andy, Lights Out and more.
Categories: Performing Arts

Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley contextualizes her analysis of Jack Benny and his entourage with thoughtful insight into the intersections of competing entertainment industries and provides plenty of evidence that transmedia stardom, branded ...

Author: Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520967946

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 192

The king of radio comedy from the Great Depression through the early 1950s, Jack Benny was one of the most influential entertainers in twentieth-century America. A master of comic timing and an innovative producer, Benny, with his radio writers, developed a weekly situation comedy to meet radio’s endless need for new material, at the same time integrating advertising into the show’s humor. Through the character of the vain, cheap everyman, Benny created a fall guy, whose frustrated struggles with his employees addressed midcentury America’s concerns with race, gender, commercialism, and sexual identity. Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley contextualizes her analysis of Jack Benny and his entourage with thoughtful insight into the intersections of competing entertainment industries and provides plenty of evidence that transmedia stardom, branded entertainment, and virality are not new phenomena but current iterations of key aspects in American commercial cultural history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Great American Broadcast

The Great American Broadcast

Profiles the great actors and characters from the golden age of radio and offers behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 0451200780

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 391

Profiles the great actors and characters from the golden age of radio and offers behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
Categories: Social Science

Sold on Radio

Sold on Radio

Soon an advertising system emerged, leading radio into its golden age from the 1920s to the early 1960s. This work, divided into two parts, studies the commercialization of network radio during its golden age.

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451760

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

View: 204

How was it that America would fund its nascent national radio services? Government control and a subscription-like model were both considered! Soon an advertising system emerged, leading radio into its golden age from the 1920s to the early 1960s. This work, divided into two parts, studies the commercialization of network radio during its golden age. The first part covers the general history of radio advertising. The second examines major radio advertisers of the period, with profiles of 24 companies who maintained a strong presence on the airwaves. Appendices provide information on 100 additional advertisers, unusual advertisement formats, and a glossary. The book has notes and a bibliography and is fully indexed.
Categories: Performing Arts

Five Directors

Five Directors

It includes a selected list of credits for each director and a handy index, making the book a breezy, useful tool for anyone fascinated by or nostalgic about America's first nationwide entertainment industry.

Author: Alexander F. Skutch

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810834839

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 370

Five Directors collects the fascinating memories of some of radio's most vivid personalities: Himan Brown, Axel Gruenberg, Fletcher Markle, Arch Oboloer, and Robert Lewis Shayon. They explain in their own words their journey through radio broadcasting, how it affected their lives, and how they saw it affecting the consciousness of a country. Their histories are not just stories of success in early twentieth century America, but individual portraits of the roller coaster changes in lifestyle that swept the United States. Radio delivered not only entertainment, but up-to-date news, from Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic triumph, to Roosevelt's comforting Fireside Chats during the depths of the Depression. Five Directors is witness to the triumphs of radio, and brings its enormous impact home with clear, personable narratives and prose. It includes a selected list of credits for each director and a handy index, making the book a breezy, useful tool for anyone fascinated by or nostalgic about America's first nationwide entertainment industry.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Rise of Radio from Marconi Through the Golden Age

The Rise of Radio  from Marconi Through the Golden Age

"This book analyzes the changing medium's social, political, and cultural impact.

Author: Alfred Balk

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015062871812

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 140

"This book analyzes the changing medium's social, political, and cultural impact. It casts new light on many topics, including the roles of women and African Americans, programming sources outside the Hollywood-Broadway nexus, and the arguments about Amos 'n' Andy--once the hit that jump-started radio's young networks, now a controversial remnant of a bygone era"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

The Witch s Tale

The Witch s Tale

- Jim Widner This is a rare opportunity to venture back in time and experience horror purely through your imagination. And this is the real stuff: vampires, ghosts, werewolves, severed heads, devil worship and more. A horror fan's delight.

Author: Alonzo Deen Cole

Publisher:

ISBN: 1593934270

Category: Drama

Page: 262

View: 110

Stories of Gothic horror from the Golden Age of Radio. Discover the thrills and goose bumps that frightened a generation of listeners during radio's Golden Age with 13 hair raising vintage radio scripts featuring stories about Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, Severed heads, Devil worship, Mad scientists and more . By Alonzo Deen Cole, the great granddaddy of modern media horror and the creator of network radio's first drama series devoted entirely to the supernatural. Very nicely done in an affordable trade paperback (with, I should add, a beautiful cover by Alice Pfeiffer--a name I'm not familiar with but hope to see more of), THE WITCH'S TALE presents 13 of Cole's best stories. What sets the author's horror plays apart from others of the day is that when the menace is finally unmasked at the climax it's not the disgruntled university scientist or scheming wife, but, more often than not, really truly a sea monster, vampire, or (as in the opening story, "The Image") a demonic idol. Alonzo Deen Cole's THE WITCH'S TALE represents the closest we ever came to having a WEIRD TALES radio show. - Bare Bones Magazine I have a copy of this and I want to say that it is worth every penny if you are at all a fan of the macabre. Not only is the introduction informative (you can learn a lot about this series), the scripts are a great read. The book is attractive and well bound for easy reading. - Jim Widner This is a rare opportunity to venture back in time and experience horror purely through your imagination. And this is the real stuff: vampires, ghosts, werewolves, severed heads, devil worship and more. A horror fan's delight. - Hellnotes Newsletter It's not often that we get to look back at the creation of an entire art form. The Witch's Tale is certainly that-the true inception of the radio horror show in America. That recordings for these scripts are as yet unavailable only adds to their significance. - John Dunning, noted radio historian and author of On The Air and Tune In Yesterday
Categories: Drama

Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

Author: Ben Aniceto

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080755575

Category: Radio

Page: 678

View: 690

Categories: Radio

Sound Streams

Sound Streams

A Cultural History of Radio-internet Convergence Andrew J Bottomley ... from Our
Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio (New York: Oxford
University Press, 2013); Elena Razlogova, The Listener's Voice: Early Radio and
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Author: Andrew J Bottomley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780472054497

Category: Internet radio broadcasting

Page: 336

View: 219

"In talking about contemporary media, we often use a language of newness, applying words like "revolution" and "disruption." Yet, the emergence of new sound media technologies and content-from the earliest internet radio broadcasts to the development of algorithmic music services and the origins of podcasting-are not a disruption, but a continuation of the century-long history of radio. Today's most innovative media makers are reintroducing forms of audio storytelling from radio's past. Sound Streams is the first book to historicize radio-internet convergence from the early '90s through the present, demonstrating how so-called new media represent an evolutionary shift that is nevertheless historically consistent with earlier modes of broadcasting. Various iterations of internet radio, from streaming audio to podcasting, are all new radio practices rather than each being a separate new medium: radio is any sound media that is purposefully crafted to be heard by an audience. Rather than a particular set of technologies or textual conventions, web-based broadcasting combines unique practices and features and ideas from radio history. In addition, there exists a distinctive conversationality and reflexivity to radio talk, including a propensity for personal stories and emotional disclosure, that suits networked digital media culture. What media convergence has done is extend and intensify radio's logics of connectivity and sharing; sonically mediated personal expression intended for public consideration abounds in online media networks. Sound Streams marks a significant contribution to digital media and internet studies. Its mix of cultural history, industry research, and genre and formal analysis, especially of contemporary audio storytelling, will appeal to media scholars, radio and podcast practitioners, audio journalism students, and dedicated podcast fans"--
Categories: Internet radio broadcasting

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising

A word from our sponsor: Admen, advertising, and the golden age of radio. New
York, NY: Fordham University Press. Newman, K. M. (2004). Radio active:
Advertising and consumer activism, 1935–1947. Berkeley, CA: University of
California ...

Author: James Deaville

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190691240

Category: Music

Page: 960

View: 422

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising is an essential guide to the crucial role that music plays in relation to the audio or audiovisual advertising message, from the perspectives of its creation, interpretation, and reception. The book's unique three-part organization reflects this life cycle of an advertisement, from industry inception to mass-mediated text to consumer behaviour. Experts well versed in the practice, analysis, and empirical studies of the commercial message have contributed to the collection's forty-two chapters, which collectively represent the most ambitious and comprehensive attempt to date to address the important intersections of music and advertising. Handbook chapters are self-contained yet share borders with other contributions within a given section and across the major sections of the book, so readers can either study one topic of particular interest or read through to gain an understanding of the broader issues at stake. Within the book's Introduction, each editor has provided an overview of the unifying themes for the section for which they were responsible, with brief summaries of individual contributions at the beginnings of the sections. The lists of recommended readings at the end of chapters are intended to assist readers in finding further literature about the topic. An overview of industry practices by a music insider is provided in the Appendix, giving context for the three parts of the book.
Categories: Music