The Airwaves of New York
Illustrated Histories of 156 AM Stations in the Metropolitan Area, 1921–1996
About the Book
From its inception in New York City, radio dramatically changed the city. The five boroughs became, in some ways, more united through the medium, as common concerns were aired and given wider attention. But as radio focused more on entertainment, the city lost the last of its small town origins, as people left the front stoop for the living room.
This heavily illustrated history traces the development and influence of AM radio in the New York metropolitan area, as well as providing technical data and program schedules of the stations.
About the Author(s)
Bill Jaker , Frank Sulek and Peter Kanze
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Bibliographic Info: 68 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008 
Table of Contents
Foreword by Joe Franklin vii
THE METROPOLITAN AM RADIO STATIONS 23
Appendix: New York Sports on the Radio 193
Selected Bibliography 195
Book Reviews & Awards
- “Thorough…informative…interesting”—Reference Reviews
- “Valuable”—Radio Recall
- “Useful…a model of such a work”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly
- “A substantial amount of old time radio history, well presented, about some of America’s pioneer broadcasting stations”—North American Radio Archives
- “First-rate…chronicles every city station from 1921 to 1996”—New York Daily News
- “A must for anyone who is intrigued by radio’s mystery and magic”—Essex News Weekly
- “Any devotee of old-time radio will get a kick out of [this]…a lavish pictorial history”—Small Market Radio Newsletter
- “In-depth…describes the changes that took place in programming over the years and their influence on the entire country”—The Viking News.