Listening in: Radio and the American Imagination, from Amos 'n' Andy and Edward R. Murrow to Wolfman Jack and Howard Stern

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Times Books, 1999 - Performing Arts - 415 pages
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A fascinating cultural history of American radio and its unique influence on American life, institutions, and mores discusses the rise of radio plays during the 1930s and 1940s, the growth of ham radio, 1950s pop radio, and the modern rise of talk radio, from Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh to NPR. 20,000 first printing.

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I've just finished reading it. The authors proposal, set up at the intro, comes completly forward. It is very well written and articulated. I do hope the expectation expressed by the book end comes to ... Read full review

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A social history of radio with a fresh approach. The book is a series of essays on various aspects of radio, but with a difference. Wonderfully written, with solid research and extensive back notes ... Read full review


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Susan J. Douglas, Ph.D., is a professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor. The author of Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media, she lives with her husband and daughter in Ann Arbor.

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