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A selection of forty previously unpublished interviews with top musicians from the past half-century includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian's discussions with such figures as Bob Dylan, Janis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
Beyond Powerful Radio
A Communicator's Guide to the Internet Age: News, Talk, Information & Personality for Broadcasting, Podcastin, Internet Radio
Paperback ISBN: 0240522249
Beyond Powerful Radio is a complete guide to becoming a powerful broadcast communicator on radio or internet! This how-to cookbook is for broadcasters who want to learn the craft and improve. This practical and easy-to-read book, filled with bullet lists, offers techniques to learn everything from how to produce and host a show, to news gathering, coverage of investigative and breaking stories, writing and delivering the commercial copy and selling the air time. With contributions from over 100 top experts across all broadcast fields, Beyond Powerful Radio offers techniques, advice and lessons to build original programming, for news, programming, talk shows, producers, citizen journalism, copyrighting, sales, commercials, promotions, production, research, fundraising, and more. Plus: Tips to assemble a winning team; to develop, build, and market your brand; get your next job in broadcasting, effectively promote your product; increase sales; write and produce commercials; raise money with your station; deal with creative burnout and manage high ego talent; and to research and grow your audience. Never be boring! Get, keep, and grow audiences through powerful personality, storytelling, and focus across any format. Tried-and-true broadcast techniques apply to the myriad forms of audio broadcast available today, including Web radio and podcasting. While the technology and delivery systems change, the one constant is content! Listeners, viewers, and surfers want to be entertained, informed, inspired, persuaded, and connected with powerful personalities, and storytellers. A full Instructor Manual is available with complete lesson plans for broadcast instructors - course includes Audio Production/Radio Programming/Management/Broadcast Journalism. For ordering purposes, Instructor Manual ISBN is 9780240522678. - Identify and develop strong personalities - Are you a generator or reactor? - How to do a radio show and to create exciting content; to write and present compelling news - What to do in case of emergency - Work effectively across multiple platforms - Show prep and aircheck techniques - Strengthen interviews - Learn powerful storytelling techniques
Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
Paperback ISBN: 1501145312
An instant New York Times bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and “the most important voice in hip-hop”—shares his eight principles for unlocking your God-given privilege. In Black Privilege, Charlamagne presents his often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. This journey to truth begins in the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and leads to New York and headline-grabbing interviews and insights from celebrities like Kanye West, Kevin Hart, Malcolm Gladwell, Lena Dunham, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton. Black Privilege lays out all the great wisdom Charlamagne’s been given from many mentors, and tells the uncensored story of how he turned around his troubled early life by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. These life-learned principles include: -There are no losses in life, only lessons -Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid—starting with yourself -It’s not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish -When you live your truth, no one can use it against you -We all have privilege, we just need to access it By combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty no matter the cost, Charlamagne hopes Black Privilege will empower you to live your own truth.