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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This book sort of straddles the line between being a textbook and being a book for popular consumption, so how much you'd like it probably depends on how much rigor you want. If you want a ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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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