Books tagged: radio history

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Orson Welles War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast October 30, 1938
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Aliens and UFOs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions
Columnist Dorothy Thompson believed Orson Welles deserved the Congressional Medal for his War of the Worlds broadcast. She believed this because the fear and panic produced prompted an awareness of the power of demagoguery to influence masses of people. Broadcast on Halloween Eve in 1938 it happened during an era when Hitler and Mussolini threatened world peace. The story made headlines for days.
Houston's Morning Show: The True Story of Hudson & Harrigan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,680. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Houston’s Morning Show carefully chronicles the wild and sometimes wacky twists and turns of The Hudson & Harrigan Show and pulls back the curtain so readers can experience for themselves the demands and rewards of anchoring a blockbuster, major-market team show.
Bryant's Gap
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,720. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In 1947 postwar Chicago, mob related violence is commonplace. Nothing stands in the way of the “Outfit” when it comes to making money; a body here or there, who really cares as long as everyone’s pockets are lined. But when a man is found dead in a small Illinois town—people take notice.
Adventures in Airtime: Personal Stories of USA Radio People Volume 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,080. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Advertising, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Don Barrett has covered the radio broadcasting business for nearly 20 years. His engaging series of eBooks entitled Adventures in Airtime: Personal Stories of USA Radio People showcases compelling, personal stories of radio people who have reinvented themselves and succeeded against all odds.This is volume one entitled "Secrets of Selling".
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.
Lines of Communication
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Award winning short story in a national competition organised by the the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland. The competition commemorated the Jubilee of the Irish Rural Electrification Scheme.