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The Resource Listening to radio, 1920-1950, Ray Barfield ; foreword by M. Thomas Inge

Listening to radio, 1920-1950, Ray Barfield ; foreword by M. Thomas Inge

Label
Listening to radio, 1920-1950
Title
Listening to radio, 1920-1950
Statement of responsibility
Ray Barfield ; foreword by M. Thomas Inge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fresh and engaging account of early radio's contributions to U.S. social and cultural life brings together varied perspectives of listeners who recall the programs that delighted and enchanted them. Radio, the first electronic medium to enter the home, is examined as a chief purveyor of family entertainment and as a bridge across regional differences. Barfield draws from over 150 accounts, providing a forum and a context for listeners of early radio to share their memories - from their first impressions of "that magical box" to favorite shows. Opening chapters trace the changing perceptions of radio as a "guest" or an "invader" in U.S. homes during the exuberant 1920s, the cash-scarce 1930s, and the rapidly changing World War II and post-war years. Later chapters offer listener responses to every major program type, including news reporting and commentary, sportscasts, drama, comedy series, crime and terror shows, educational and cultural programs, children's adventure series, soap operas, audience participation shows, and musical presentations [Publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barfield, Ray E
Dewey number
791.44/0973/09041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1991.3.U6
LC item number
B37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Radio programs
  • Radio
  • Publiek
  • Radio
  • Radio
Label
Listening to radio, 1920-1950, Ray Barfield ; foreword by M. Thomas Inge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33969606
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 218 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780275954925
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95052706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33969606
Label
Listening to radio, 1920-1950, Ray Barfield ; foreword by M. Thomas Inge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33969606
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 218 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780275954925
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95052706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33969606

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