Trans Sister Radio

Author: Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400032983
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With Trans-Sister Radio, Chris Bohjalian, author of the bestselling novels Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls, brings us a thought-provoking story about gender, love, and new relationships. When Allison Banks develops a crush on Dana Stevens, she knows that he will give her what she needs most: attention, gentleness, kindness, passion. Her daughter, Carly, enthusiastically witnesses the change in her mother. But then a few months into their relationship, Dana tells Allison his secret: he has always been certain that he is a woman born into the wrong skin, and soon he will have a sex-change operation. Allison, overwhelmed by the depth of her passion, finds herself unable to leave Dana. By deciding to stay, she finds she must confront questions most people never even consider. Not only will her own life and Carly’ s be irrevocably changed, she will have to contend with the outrage of a small Vermont community and come to terms with her lover’s new body–hoping against hope that her love will transcend the physical.

Raised On Radio

Author: Gerald Nachman
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307828948
Size: 48.42 MB
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For everybody "raised on radio"—and that's everybody brought up in the thirties, forties, and early fifties—this is the ultimate book, combining nostalgia, history, judgment, and fun, as it reminds us of just how wonderful (and sometimes just how silly) this vanished medium was. Of course, radio still exists—but not the radio of The Lone Ranger and One Man's Family, of Our Gal Sunday and Life Can Be Beautiful, of The Goldbergs and Amos 'n' Andy, of Easy Aces, Vic and Sade, and Bob and Ray, of The Shadow and The Green Hornet, of Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, and Baby Snooks, of the great comics, announcers, sound-effects men, sponsors, and tycoons. In the late 1920s radio exploded almost overnight into being America's dominant entertainment, just as television would do twenty-five years later. Gerald Nachman, himself a product of the radio years—as a boy he did his homework to the sound of Jack Benny and Our Miss Brooks—takes us back to the heyday of radio, bringing to life the great performers and shows, as well as the not-so-great and not-great-at-all. Nachman analyzes the many genres that radio deployed or invented, from the soap opera to the sitcom to the quiz show, zooming in to study closely key performers like Benny, Bob Hope, and Fred Allen, while pulling back to an overview that manages to be both comprehensive and seductively specific. Here is a book that is generous, instructive, and sinfully readable—and that brings an era alive as it salutes an extraordinary American phenomenon. From the Hardcover edition.

Radio

Author: Edward C. Pease
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412832694
Size: 41.29 MB
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Although television is now dominant, radio surprisingly remains a medium of unparalleled power and importance. Worldwide, it continues to be the communications vehicle with the greatest outreach and impact. Every indicator--economic, demographic, social, and democratic--suggests that far from fading away, radio is returning to our consciousness, and back into the cultural mainstream. Marilyn J. Matelski reviews radio's glory days, arguing that the glory is not all in the past. B. Eric Rhoads continues Matelski's thoughts by explaining how and why radio has kept its vitality. The political history of radio is reviewed by Michael X. Delli Carpini, while David Bartlett shows how one of radio's prime functions has been to serve the public in time of disaster. Other contributors discuss radio as a cultural expression; the global airwaves; and the economic, regulatory, social, and technological structures of radio. Collectively, the contributors provide an intriguing study into the rich history of radio, and its impact on many areas of society. It provides a wealth of information for historians, sociologists, and communications and media scholars. Above all, it helps explain how media intersect, change focus, but still manage to survive and grow in a commercial environment.

Understanding Radio

Author: Andrew Crisell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134850395
Size: 79.87 MB
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'... a highly imaginative and often very entertaining book ... which ... probably says more than any other available text about the limitations and possibilities of present forms of radio.' Professor Laurie Taylor on the first edition of Understanding Radio Understanding Radio is a fully revised edition of a key radio textbook. Andrew Crisell explores how radio processes genres such as news, drama and comedy in highly distinctive ways, and how the listener's use of the medium has important implications for audience studies. He explains why the sound medium, even more than television, has played such a crucial role in the development of modern popular culture. The book also introduces students to the broadcasting landscape in a time of great change for national and local radio provision. Understanding Radio will be essential reading both to students of media and to those with a practical involvement in programme production. This new edition includes: a revised history of radio bringing the reader right up to date a brand new chapter on 'talk-and-music' radio, the format adopted by many of the new stations. Andrew Crisell lectures in communication and media studies at the University of Sunderland. He has written widely on radio and co-founded Wear FM, winner of the 1992 Sony 'Radio Station of the Year' award.

Keith S Radio Station

Author: John Allen Hendricks
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136027858
Size: 11.42 MB
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Keith's Radio Station offers a concise and insightful guide to all aspects of radio operations, explaining the functions performed within every professionally managed station. Now in its ninth edition, this book continues its long tradition of guiding readers to a solid understanding of who does what, when, and why. This new edition explains what "radio" in America has been, where it is today, and where it is going. Covering the basics of how programming is produced, financed and delivered across a spectrum of technologies, including the newest technological trends such as streaming and podcasting, satellite, and HD Radio, John Allen Hendricks and Bruce Mims argue that the future of radio remains bright and strong as it continues to evolve with emerging technologies. New to this edition: New and updated essays from industry leaders discussing how radio is evolving in an era of rapidly changing technology A thorough examination of Internet radio, online music services, and mobile listening devices An analysis of how new technologies have fragmented the advertising dollar A discussion of station website content and promotional usage of social media A revised examination of technologically advanced strategies used in traffic and billing departments Updated, full-color photos and illustrations. The new companion website features content for both students and instructors, including an instructors’ manual, lecture slides, test questions, audio examples of key concepts, quizzes for students, and links to further resources.

Writing For Radio

Author: Vincent McInerney
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719058431
Size: 25.53 MB
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Here is a comprehensive guide to the essential theoretical and practical aspects of radio writing in all principal genres--short stories, plays, documentaries/docu-dramas, talks, adaptations/dramatizations, poems, and advertisements. Vincent McInerney offers historical overviews of the development of each of these categories and an analysis of the nature of radio itself--an attempt to isolate a radio language, a syntax, and vocabulary that can produce pictures in the mind of the listener. He shows that radio can be taught effectively as prose, drama, and verse. Examples for analysis are included from both broadcast and non-broadcast work.

Radio Fifth Grade

Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590419277
Size: 74.70 MB
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Mayhem breaks out in the fifth grade when the Venice Menace bullies his classmates into letting him become a regular guest on "Kidsview," the school's radio program.

Radio In The Global Age

Author: David Hendy
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745620695
Size: 79.19 MB
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Radio in the Global Age offers a fresh, up-to-date, and wide-ranging introduction to the role of radio in contemporary society. It places radio, for the first time, in a global context, and pays special attention to the impact of the Internet, digitalization and globalization on the political-economy of radio. It also provides a new emphasis on the links between music and radio, the impact of formatting, and the broader cultural roles the medium plays in constructing identities and nurturing musical tastes. Individual chapters explore the changing structures of the radio industry, the way programmes are produced, the act of listening and the construction of audiences, the different meanings attached to programmes, and the cultural impact of radio across the globe. David Hendy portrays a medium of extraordinary contradictions: a cheap and accessible means of communication, but also one increasingly dominated by rigid formats and multinational companies; a highly 'intimate' medium, but one capable of building large communities of listeners scattered across huge spaces; a force for nourishing regional identity, but also a pervasive broadcaster of globalized music products; a 'stimulus to the imagination', but a purveyor of the banal and of the routine. Drawing on recent research from as far afield as Africa, Australasia and Latin America, as well as from the UK and US, the book aims to explore and to explain these paradoxes - and, in the process, to offer an imaginative reworking of Marshall McLuhan's famous dictum that radio is one of the world's 'hot' media. Radio in the Global Age is an invaluable text for undergraduates and researchers in media studies, communication studies, journalism, cultural studies, and musicology. It will also be of interest to practitioners and policy-makers in the radio industry.

Presenting On Tv And Radio

Author: Janet Trewin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 024051906X
Size: 29.62 MB
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Aspiring radio and TV presenters will benefit from the informative and entertaining guidance provided by accomplished presenter, Janet Trewin. Presenting on TV and Radio is packed with illustrations, practical exercises and insider tips for improving your presentation skills and breaking into this competitive industry. Based on the principle that all successful presentation on TV and radio is dependent on uniform skills applicable to both mediums, the book begins by explaining basics such as appearance, authority, body language, diction, scriptwriting, deadlines, technology and working with a co-presenter. Valuable insights into key employment issues such as sexism, ageism, racism and disability are also offered. The different requirements of TV and radio presentation are then examined, focusing on each specialist area in detail and with tips from professionals in the business. These include: presenting news in the studio as an anchor and as a reporter on the road; current affairs and features involving live and recorded material; DJ'ing; light entertainment (e.g. game shows and personality programmes); sports presentation; children's programmes; foreign broadcasters and those broadcasting to worldwide audiences. * Top presenters tell what it's really like and offer insider tips. * Packed with practical exercises to improve your presentation skills and advice on how to get in and get on in the industry. * Covers a vast range of presentation styles from hard news and sport to light entertainment, DJ'ing, and children's programmes.

Basic Radio

Author: Ian Poole
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0750626321
Size: 12.49 MB
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Basic Radio is a wide ranging introduction to the principles of radio waves, transmission and reception, and to the technologies of broadcasting, satellite and personal communications. As well as being a textbook for vocational courses such as City & Guilds and BTEC Ian Poole's book is essential reading for all communications and broadcast professionals. Radio technology is becoming increasingly important in today's highly sophisticated electronics industry. There are traditional uses including broadcasting and point to point communications, as well as new technologies associated with cellular phones and wire-less data links. All of these developments mean that there will be a greater need for radio engineers at all levels. Ian Poole is an electronic engineer currently involved in project management for the development of a large radio system. He is a regular contributor to Electronic - The Maplin Magazine, Everyday Practical Electronics and Practical Wireless. He has also written several books on amateur radio. An accessible introduction to radio engineering Suitable for FE students, technicians and hobbyists Covers the latest technologies: cellular phones, wire-less data links