Pittsburgh's Golden Age of Radio, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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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 ...
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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738572239
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,420,265
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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In 1970, KDKA hired Pittsburgher Ed Salamon to publicize its 50th anniversary. This led him to a career in radio, including programming a New York radio station, partnering with Dick Clark in a radio network, and serving as president of programming for the Westwood One Radio Network. He has also taught radio programming at Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University. The images in Pittsburgh's Golden Age of Radio have been collected primarily from those who worked in Pittsburgh radio who also contributed their memories.
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  • Posted April 5, 2010

    The Golden Age of Radio in Pittsburgh Is Terrific!

    If you grew up in Pittsburgh the call letters KQV,KDKA,WJAS,WTAE,WDVE and beyond were like family memebers. Author, Ed Salamon captures the esscence of each decade of the medium that changed the world ,and it all started from a roof top of the K Building at the East Pittsburgh, Westinghouse Electric plant in Turtle Creek Pa.. I was captivated by the excellent research and the detail.
    The photos of the famous on the air personalities were amazing and brought back many memories. It was like seeing old friends again.
    So if you grew up in Pittsburgh...especially in 40s,50s 60s this book is a virtual time machine that will take right back to the roots of Radio in Pittsburgh and it's amazing influence as radio swept around the world.
    This is a must read for anyone interested in Radio!

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