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Published: 07 May 1998

840 Pages


ISBN: 9780195076783

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On the Air

The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio

John Dunning

  • The definitive encyclopedia of American radio, from its beginnings in the 1920s until the early 1960s
  • Offers a gold mine of information on some 1,500 radio shows, including the names of the performers, the writers and directors, the announcers and sponsors—even the sound effects person
  • Doubles the coverage of Dunning's previous magnum opus on old-time radio, the long out of print Tune in Yesterday
  • Includes fascinating accounts of the many important shows of the era, including biographies of the important stars (from Bing Crosby to Edward R. Murrow), the history of the program, and other intriguing details
  • A must for all radio hobbyists and anyone else who loves old-time broadcasts or is intrigued by American cultural history

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