Handbook of Old-time Radio: A Comprehensive Guide to Golden Age Radio Listening and Collecting

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Performing Arts - 806 pages
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Intended for both the casual listener and the serious hobbyist or researcher, this one-volume handbook includes a descriptive log of more than 2,000 different programs, with casts, announcers, network, length of program, duration of appearance, availability, and, where appropriate, story lines; categorized logs of more than 4,500 programs, organized by type of program; separate characters covering each type of program, with historical information and guidelines for researching and understanding each category of old-time radio programming; descriptions of the better-known premiums offered during radio's Golden Age; a history of the networks; a chapter on resources available for those interested in acquiring old-time programs, reference material, and/or memorabilia; and indexes of over 8,000 performers and program titles.

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3 Programs for Children and Juveniles

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About the author (1993)

Robert C. Reinehr is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, where he taught from 1981 until his retirement in 1999.

Jon D. Swartz was Chief of Psychological Services, Central Counties Center for Mental Health-Mental Retardation, Temple, Texas, from 1990 until his retirement in 1999.

Reinehr and Swartz are the co-authors of Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio (Scarecrow Press, 2008).

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