WHA Radio and the Wisconsin Idea
Paperback ISBN: 0299218740
The fascinating history of Wisconsin's pioneering educational radio stations, from the first broadcast by experimental station 9XM at the University of Wisconsin to the network of stations known today as Wisconsin Public Radio.
Air Castle of the South
WSM and the Making of Music City
Hardcover ISBN: 0252032578
Started by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential and exceptional radio stations in the history of broadcasting and country music. WSM gave Nashville the moniker “Music City USA” as well as a rich tradition of music, news, and broad-based entertainment. With the rise of country music broadcasting and recording between the 1920s and ‘50s, WSM, Nashville, and country music became inseparable, stemming from WSM’s launch of the Grand Ole Opry, popular daily shows like Noontime Neighbors, and early morning artist-driven shows such as Hank Williams on Mother’s Best Flour. Sparked by public outcry following a proposal to pull country music and the Opry from WSM-AM in 2002, Craig Havighurst scoured new and existing sources to document the station’s profound effect on the character and self-image of Nashville. Introducing the reader to colorful artists and businessmen from the station’s history, including Owen Bradley, Minnie Pearl, Jim Denny, Edwin Craig, and Dinah Shore, the volume invites the reader to reflect on the status of Nashville, radio, and country music in American culture.
All I Did Was Ask
Conversations With Writers, Actors, Musicians, And Artists
Paperback ISBN: 0786888202
The award-winning host of National Public Radio's Fresh Air presents a selection of some of her entertaining and revealing interviews with some of the most celebrated actors, musicians, writers, artists, and comics of the day, including Conan O'Brien, Mario Puzo, John Updike, Jodie Foster, Dustin Hoffman, and others. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
And They All Sang
Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey
Paperback ISBN: 1595581189
A selection of forty previously unpublished interviews with top musicians from the past half-century includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian's discussions with such figures as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Louis Armstrong. Reprint.
I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
Paperback ISBN: 0062417355
One of the biggest names in radio--the host of The Bobby Bones Show, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation--offers a funny, heart-wrenching memoir about growing up a poor boy in Arkansas with an addicted mom, his early love of country music, the good values he learned and his road to radio stardom. 150,000 first printing.
Bay Area Radio
Paperback ISBN: 0738589101
The San Francisco Bay Area was a key national radio-broadcasting center during the first three decades of commercial radio. In 1909, it was home to the very beginnings of the art and science of broadcasting, when Charles "Doc" Herrold began sending out weekly voice and music programs from his radio school in San Jose. Dozens of other radio pioneers soon followed. In 1926, big broadcasting came to San Francisco when the newly formed National Broadcasting Company (NBC) established its West Coast headquarters on Sutter Street. Other national and regional networks soon set up their own broadcast production centers, and for the next 20 years, thousands of actors, musicians, announcers, and engineers were creating important programs that were heard on the West Coast as well as nationwide. During World War II, San Francisco became the key collection center for Pacific war news, and bulletins received in San Francisco were quickly relayed to an anxious nation. Conversely, powerful shortwave stations broadcast war news and propaganda back to the Pacific and entertained American troops overseas.
The Best of Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!
Compact Disc ISBN: 1681686198
Host Peter Sagal, scorekeepers Carl Kasell and Bill Kurtis, and a weekly dream team of panelists keep the live studio audience on the edge of their seats-and in stitches. This collectors' edition, for the first time ever, gathers all previous highlight collections from the show, as well as a bonus disc of previously unreleased Not My Job favorites. Also includes a commemorative booklet with notes by host Peter Sagal. Featuring special guests Drew Carey, Neko Case, Bill Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Tony Danza, Carrie Fisher, Al Gore, Tom Hanks, Neal Patrick Harris, Ted Koppel, Denis Leary, Michael Moore, Barack Obama, Sarah Silverman, Brian Williams, and many others. Contains these complete, fan-favorite highlight collections: The Best of Not My Job The Best of Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! Famous People Who Returned Our Calls The Wait Album More Famous People Play Not My Job Plus a bonus disc of previously unreleased celebrity "Not My Job" favorites