Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920–1960, 2d ed.

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About the Book

In this revised, expanded and corrected edition, the acclaimed Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920–1960 (Booklist Editors’ Choice; “recommended”—Library Journal) offers even better coverage of the performers and programming on American radio from its inception to its golden age. This work is the definitive source for scholars of communication, social and cultural history and the popular arts, as well as devoted fans of radio history.
New entries include information on such fascinating topics as gender discrimination in radio; holidays on the airwaves; husband and wife teams; minstrel shows, vaudeville, and burlesque; Scopes “monkey” trial broadcasts; and super heroes. Also included is additional information on broadcasters of the twenties, thirties, and forties, as well as on unique entertainers ranging from astrologists and musical saw soloists to yodelers and whistlers. These new additions offer even fuller understanding of radio’s important role in American social and cultural history.

About the Author(s)

The late Luther F. Sies was a retired college professor who coordinated programs in speech, hearing and language at both educational and medical institutions. He lived in Sun City West, Arizona.

Bibliographic Details

Luther F. Sies
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 1158
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, indexes
Copyright Date: 2014 [2008]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9563-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5149-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

—Volume 1—

Acknowledgments      v

Introduction to the First Edition      1

Introduction to the Second Edition      5

How to Use This Book      7

The Encyclopedia, A-R      9

(entries 1–28040)

—Volume 2—

The Encyclopedia, S–Z      577

(entries 28041–35976)

Appendix A: Chronolog y, 1906–1960      783

Appendix B: Broadcasters by Category      789

Bibliography      903

Station Index      909

Program Index      944

Name Index      993

Book Reviews

“recommended”—Library Journal; “definitive reference source…recommended”—Booklist; “a huge labor of love for old time radio fans”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “belongs on just about every shelf in every library”—ARBA; “covers radio like no other books have…I learned more about radio’s early days than I ever dreamed was possible to know…the most exhaustive book of American radio ever published”—Fielding’s Review; “full of evocative summaries…impressive”—Reference & Research Book News.