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FM: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio

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Fascinating View of NY Progressive Radio

Former WNEW-FM DJ Richard Neer examines the beginning of the progressive radio format in New York during the 1970's. From the closing of the Fillmore East to the death of John Lennon, no other rock station captivated its audience like WNEW-FM. Great behind the scenes ...
Former WNEW-FM DJ Richard Neer examines the beginning of the progressive radio format in New York during the 1970's. From the closing of the Fillmore East to the death of John Lennon, no other rock station captivated its audience like WNEW-FM. Great behind the scenes stories of Neer, Scott Muni and other jocks from this legendary station. An interesting read for radio fans and rock and rollers.

posted by Anonymous on September 5, 2012

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A fitting tribute to a formerly great radio station

I want to give a balanced review but personnally I really liked this book and found it hard to put down. Partly that¿s because it's nostalgic. I can hear the DJ's voices Richard Neer evokes in my head. The sad thing is I can't name off any DJ's name on the radio stat...
I want to give a balanced review but personnally I really liked this book and found it hard to put down. Partly that¿s because it's nostalgic. I can hear the DJ's voices Richard Neer evokes in my head. The sad thing is I can't name off any DJ's name on the radio stations I now flip through on my way to work. If you are looking for a well referenced history of AM and FM radio, or a how to book about running a radio station, you may have to look elsewhere. ¿FM¿ stands on its own merits. It is an insightful and informative professional memoir. The index helps as ¿FM¿ is made up of the behind the scenes names as well as the famous rock stars and DJs. Certain stories may seem too brief while others do not have a big finish that the author appeared to be building up to, but most of the stories are effortless and familiar. Readers may also see similarities with there own careers. Richard Neer has also presented an indictment of management solely by the numbers, in this case ratings.

posted by Anonymous on February 6, 2002

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    Blizzard

    The white she kitten pads in sadly and then looks around and sees a window that looked open and she ran headfirst into the window and the glass broke and she fell down a few stories and landed on all four paws. She blacks out and dowsnt wakes up

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    Eats the fox

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