The Age of Broadcasting: Radio

The Age of Broadcasting: Radio



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The Age of Broadcasting: Radio by Wim Coleman

Excerpts from early advertising campaigns, transcripts of famous broadcasts of war news, sportscasts, entertainment, and more show the experiences of the people who were involved in the invention, development, and heyday of broadcast radio.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781878668851
Publisher: History Compass, LLC
Publication date: 06/01/1997
Series: Perspectives on History Series
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Making Radio Work8
A New Technology9
Teaching the Spark to Talk10
Expectations and Prophecies13
A Radio Music Box13
An Advertisement Attracts Attention16
A Radio Station Opens17
The Public Interest18
A Smaller World19
Who's Going to Pay for It?20
David Sarnoff on Selling the Music Boxes20
Private or Public Funding21
Government Regulation22
Advertising on the Air23
How Do You Like That Idea?25
You're On the Air27
Political Broadcasting27
A Voice Heard 'Round the World28
Astounding Progress29
The Merciless Medium30
Radio Everywhere31
Destroying Time and Space32
Running a Radio Station33
Broadcasting Musical Theatre34
Sender and Receiver35
Too Many Cooks36
Who's in Control?37
Teenagers Deny Mischief37
Letters to an Editor38
Licensing Radio41
Radio Act of 192741
Who's Listening43
Send Me a Dime43
The Listeners Write44
Measuring the Audience45
Advertising for Listeners48
Radio's Golden Age49
The Hindenburg50
Morrison Describes His Experience51
Broadcasting Sports52
Rumors of War54
Broadcasting a War55
From a London Rooftop56
A Soldier Reports57
Radio Storytelling58
Welles on Radio Drama61
Program Codes for Stories on the Air63
Racial Inequality on Radio64
A Plea for Understanding and Toleration65
A New Code65
Suggested Further Reading67
About the Editors68

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