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The Resource WCFL : Chicago's voice of labor, 1926-78, Nathan Godfried

WCFL : Chicago's voice of labor, 1926-78, Nathan Godfried

Label
WCFL : Chicago's voice of labor, 1926-78
Title
WCFL
Title remainder
Chicago's voice of labor, 1926-78
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Godfried
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Chicago radio station WCFL was the first and longest surviving labor radio station in the nation, beginning in 1926 as a listener-supported station owned and operated by the Chicago Federation of Labor and lasting more than fifty years. The station emphasized popular entertainment and labor and public affairs programming, seeking during its early decades to help organize workers, increase public awareness and support for the union movement, and enhance working-class consciousness and culture
  • Nathan Godfried analyzes labor's challenge to the dominant media by examining the station's history and its dialectical relationship with the organized labor movement, the corporate radio world, and the federal government from 1926 to 1978. The station's story will be of interest to both labor and broadcast historians, showing how WCFL's development paralleled important changes in the organized labor movement and in the movement's interaction with business and government
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Godfried, Nathan
Dewey number
384.54/06/57734
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE8698
LC item number
.G63 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • WCFL (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Labor radio stations
  • Labor movement
Label
WCFL : Chicago's voice of labor, 1926-78, Nathan Godfried
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : labor and the mass media to 1925 -- The creation of WCFL, 1925-26 -- The promise of labor radio, 1927-28 -- Clear channel and other battles, 1929-32 -- "Something different into our lives" : programming, 1929-32 -- Tangled web, 1932-37 -- Labor radio and working-class culture, 1932-37 -- Labor radio without Nockels, 1937-46 -- "Showmanship," 1937-46 -- William Lee and commercial success, 1946-66 -- The fall of labor radio, 1967-78 -- Conclusion : the mixed legacy of labor radio
Control code
34730762
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 390 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252065927
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96010132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
WCFL : Chicago's voice of labor, 1926-78, Nathan Godfried
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : labor and the mass media to 1925 -- The creation of WCFL, 1925-26 -- The promise of labor radio, 1927-28 -- Clear channel and other battles, 1929-32 -- "Something different into our lives" : programming, 1929-32 -- Tangled web, 1932-37 -- Labor radio and working-class culture, 1932-37 -- Labor radio without Nockels, 1937-46 -- "Showmanship," 1937-46 -- William Lee and commercial success, 1946-66 -- The fall of labor radio, 1967-78 -- Conclusion : the mixed legacy of labor radio
Control code
34730762
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 390 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252065927
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96010132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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