Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960

Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960

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Baker & Taylor
"This work is the source for scholars of communication, social and cultural history and the popular arts, as well as devoted fans of radio history. New entries include information on such topics as gender discrimination in radio; holidays on the airwaves; husband and wife teams; minstrel shows, vaudeville, and burlesque; Scopes "monkey" trial broadcasts; and super heroes"--Provided by publisher.

Book News
Covers the performers and programming on American radio from its inception in 1920 to its golden age in 1960. Sies (a retired professor who has coordinated programs in speech, hearing and language) includes entries for programs, announcers, orchestras, musicians, vocalists, comedians, vocal groups, readers, whistlers, musical saw soloists, ministers, sports commentators, reviewers, celebrities, and other broadcasting personnel. Additional entries cover a variety of special topics such as commercial radio, firsts in radio history, women in radio, crime shows and mysteries, daytime serials, disk jockeys, commercials, comedy, networks, and educational, opera, religious, news, wartime, and sports broadcasting. Contains a chronology of American radio growth and development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

McFarland Publishing
This encyclopedic work comprehensively covers the performers and programming on American radio from its inception to its golden age. Extensively researched over the course of more than twenty years, this new work is the definitive source for scholars of communication, social and cultural history and the popular arts, as well as devoted fans of radio history. The encyclopedia includes entries for programs, announcers, orchestras, musicians, vocalists, comedians, vocal groups, readers, whistlers, musical saw soloists, ministers, sports commentators, reviewers (of books, plays and movies), celebrities, and other personnel broadcasting over American radio from the 1920s to the 1960s. Additional entries cover commercial radio, educational broadcasting, firsts in radio history, opera on radio, religious broadcasting, sports broadcasting, women in radio, border radio, children's programs, comedy on radio, crime shows and mysteries, daytime dramatic serials, and disk jockeys, among other topics.

Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland, c2000
ISBN: 9780786404520
0786404523
Characteristics: vii, 904 p. ; 29 cm

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