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(The About Guide also rates this book as the top radio history book on the market)
-Matthew Lasar,author of Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network
"Throughout Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America, Walker surveys the current state of radio and finds it wanting."
"Present-day American radio—both public and commercial—has, with its blandness, hidden the bodies of hundreds of idealists who tried to make it meaningful and interesting and alive. Whether it's micro radio, pirate radio, the Citizens Band, or Pacifica, Jesse Walker has done his homework, digging up often funny tales of strange characters who tried, in one way or another, to better the airwaves."
-Lorenzo W. Milam,author of Sex and Broadcasting and the Radio Papers
"The book is a great addition to the literature of the ways in which the state uses regulatory edicts and strong-arm tactics to stifle people's freedom."
-George C. Leef,Freedom Daily
"Without a doubt, this is the most detailed and well-researched book ever published on the history of free radio in America. This includes the most comprehensive history ever written on the modern microradio movement; culled from personal interviews, the writing is mostly engaging and fast-paced...A must read."
-The About Guide,
|2||The first broadcasters||13|
|5||Into the '70s||99|
|6||Money from Washington||134|
|7||Free radio abroad||172|
|9||Micro radio : every man a DJ||209|
|10||The FCC's wars||245|
|11||CB, the internet, and beyond||270|