Radio Daze: Stories From the Front in Cleveland's FM Air Wars

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Cleveland has long enjoyed its reputation as one of the hottest music centers in the country and as the Rock 'n' Roll Capital of the World. Trends started or gained major recognition in Cleveland and were fueled by local radio stations and their disc jockeys, who connected with their audience and its lifestyle. In fact, WMMS deejays helped the careers of many in the music industry take off, including David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, and Southside Johnny. Essentially the story of WMMS, Radio Daze captures the radio...
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Radio Daze: Stories From the Front in Cleveland's FM Air Way

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Overview

Cleveland has long enjoyed its reputation as one of the hottest music centers in the country and as the Rock 'n' Roll Capital of the World. Trends started or gained major recognition in Cleveland and were fueled by local radio stations and their disc jockeys, who connected with their audience and its lifestyle. In fact, WMMS deejays helped the careers of many in the music industry take off, including David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, and Southside Johnny. Essentially the story of WMMS, Radio Daze captures the radio scene during the '70s and '80s, chronicling how this small FM rocker became the top-rated station in Northeast Ohio and made Cleveland one of the most important radio markets in the world. Author Mike Olszewski obtained exclusive interviews with many radio legends, revealing how insidious and destructive the battle for radio dominance became. Among other things, he divulges the infamous story behind the ballot-box stuffing by WMMS to win the prestigious Rolling Stone magazine Readers' Poll for best radio station in the country and exposes some of the dirty tricks played by radio stations to get the edge on their competitors. Radio Daze is an honest and comprehensive look at the birth of Cleveland's FM radio scene and the sometimes-vicious ratings wars. It will be welcomed by pop-culture enthusiasts and those interested in local music as well as music history.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780873387736
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 468
  • Sales rank: 1,486,770
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
Prologue
Pt. 1 A Generation Finds a New Voice: 1968-1975
Pt. 2 FM Rock Comes of Age: 1975-1983
Pt. 3 Benchmarks: 1983-1988
Pt. 4 The Changing of the Guard: 1988-1999
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
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