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Radio Programming -- United States -- History

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of radio programming in the United States.


Six Superlative Sources

· On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radios, John Dunning, (1998) Oxford University Press.

· Reruns on File: A Guide to Electronic Media Archives, edited by Donald G. Godfrey, (1992) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

· A Thirty-Year History of Programs Carried on National Radio Networks in the United States, 1926-1956, Harrison B. Summers, (1971) Arno Press.

· The Encyclopedia of American Radio: An A-Z Guide to Radio from Jack Benny to Howard Stern, Ronald W. Lackmann, (1999) Facts on File, Inc.

· Handbook of Old-Time Radio: A Comprehensive Guide to Golden Age Radio Listening and Collecting, Jon D. Swartz, Robert C. Reinehr, (1993) Scarecrow Press.

· Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination, from Amos 'n' Andy and Edward R. Murrow to Wolfman Jack and Howard Stern, Susan J. Douglas (1999) Random House.

Other Excellent Sources

· Sources of Broadcast Audio Programming, Marvin R. Bensman, (1975) National Institute of Education ERIC/RCS Clearinghouse; a microfiche discography of resource material available for research and teaching.

· Obtaining Old Radio Programs: A List of Sources for Research and Teaching, Marvin R. Bensman, Journal of Popular Culture, Volume 12:2 (Summer 1979).

· The Preservation of Electronic Media Archives, Marvin R. Bensman, forward of book, Reruns On File: A Guide to Electronic Media Archives, (1991) Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.

· Radio Broadcast Programming for Research and Teaching, Marvin R. Bensman, Journal of Radio Studies (Spring 1993).

· Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, edited by Frank Chorba, (1998) Greenwood Press.

· Historical Dictionary of American Radio, edited by Donald G. Godfrey and Frederic A. Leigh, (1998) Greenwood Press.

· History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia, edited by Margaret A. Blanchard, (1998) Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

· Radio Drama: A Comprehensive Chronicle of American Network Programs, 1932-1962, by Martin Grams, (2000) McFarland and Co.

· Talking Radio: An Oral History of American Radio in the Television Age, edited by Michael C. Keith, (2000) M.E. Sharpe.

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