Encyclopedia of American Radio: An A-Z Guide to Radio from Jack Benny to Howard Sternby Ron W. Lackmann, Ronald W. Lackmann
From The Shadow to National Public Radio's All Things Considered, the Encyclopedia of American Radio is a celebration of the medium that changed the way the world was entertained and informed. This updated, easytouse reference covers legendary radio shows and personalities from the 1920s to the present. It brings to life the mysteries, comedies, adventure tales, soap operas, and charactersboth real and imaginedthat have fascinated four generations of radio listeners.
More than 1,000 entries on all the major radio programs are featured, including their characters, sponsors, storylines, the stations that carried them, and more.
Among the personalities characters, and topics covered are:Lucille Ball, whose My Favorite Husband became TV's I Love Lucy
Orson Wells, who began his radio career as Lamont Cranston, a.k.a. The Shadow
The comedy shows of Bob Hope and Jack Benny
The Mercury Theater's broadcasts of literary classics, such as H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds
Characters, such as Dick Tracy, Li'l Abner, The Lone Ranger, and Fibber McGee and Molly
Today's radio personalities, such as Howard Stern and Larry King
Show synopses, their broadcast histories, and air times.
The Encyclopedia includes 120 photographs as well as appendixes on show chronologies, vintage radio show clubs, newsletters, organizations, dates, and cast lists. It is a "musthave" reference for students of broadcasting, communications, and American social history, historians, and vintage radio buffs.
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Praise for the previous edition (Same Time...Same Station): "For those who were listeners in the early days of radio, there is good news, it is all here in this book...a pleasurable page-turner invoking remembrances of that time..."
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