Articles tagged radio

Oh, Throckmorton! Counting Bad Days With “The Great Gildersleeve”

Gildy's continual laughs, hums, grumbles, yips, and sighs draw his voice from the silky and obsequious into annoyed growls in the new collection from Warner Video.

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‘Broadcast Hysteria’ Revisits When a Pop Culture Event Went Wildly Viral

This deeply researched account reveals the history and misconceptions behind the legendary piece of radio theater, "War of the Worlds".

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19 May 2015 // 7:55 AM

Guitar Solos Are Getting the Ax in Country Music Songs

There’s a disturbing new trend in country music: Producers are cutting out instrumental sections to make the songs fit certain broadcast formats.

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Scharpling & Wurster: The Best of the Best Show

Numero Group’s 16-disc box set of phone calls featuring Scharpling & Wurster is both the sort of product that might have been lampooned on The Best Show on WFMU as well as a great monument to their first, weird era together.

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Change is in the Air (Waves)

How much do you really love your favorite local radio station? You'll find out when it goes off the air.

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BBC Radio: Tune in for a Grin

The BBC has recognised that its mission statement "to inform, educate and entertain" must, simply must, include radio comedy.

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‘Radio Shangri-la’: An NPR Journalist’s Adventures in Bhutan

Radio Shangri-La reads like an extended NPR feature full of well-chosen quotations and anecdotes, colorful characters, and personal reflections crafted into a neat package which leaves the reader feeling a little smarter in return for their time.

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Can You Imagine Standing in Line Just for a Newspaper?

'Suddenly and with little warning: STRIKE!' So began a 17-day newspaper delivery strike that prevented newspapers from getting to newsstands and doorsteps, as immortalised in the 1945 short, 17 Days: The Story of Newspaper History in the Making.

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The Seven-Layered Arsenic Cake of Madame LaFarge and Other Crime Classics

Crime Classics, a 1953 CBS ‘true crime’ radio series, seems to be something of a slap in the face to audiences’ sense of identification and notions of self-importance, presenting a vision of a callous and petty world where the individual matters little, and their thoughts and feelings matter less.

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Radio Is Doing Fine… Online

The American radio scene has expanded online with countless offerings for the listening worldwide.

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The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

The written word can be concealed, delayed, or misdirected. It is the human voice which haunts and lingers.

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19 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM

Pete Kelly’s Blues

Jack Webb's glum radio series 'Pete Kelly's Blues' is a sigh of a tribute to the roaring '20s, a melancholic parade of blistering jazz and the pointlessness of its own nostalgia.

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My Remarkable Journey by Larry King

There’s an important message in Larry King's story: it’s good to be good, but it’s better to be lucky.

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5 Feb 2009 // 4:23 AM

Charles Herrold isn’t going to be forgotten this year. What do you mean, “Who’s Charles Herrold?” This is just the sort of thing

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Hank’s Other Side: Religion, Radio, and the Roots of Country Music

Hank Williams' recordings for WSM's Mother's Best Flour radio show challenge the modern listener's idea that country music reserves Jesus for Sunday morning.

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15 May 2008 // 3:52 AM

“Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio” by Alec Foege Faber and Faber, 320 pages ($25) The name “Clear

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18 Feb 2008 // 4:02 AM

Radio - like its symbiotic partner, the music industry, and its mainstream brethren, broadcast television and newspapers - is in serious need of new ideas.

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13 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Memphis the Band: Radio

Scott Morgan, lead singer of Memphis the Band, has a voice pitched somewhere between the southern-rock inflection of Black Crows front man Chris Robinson and

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8 Aug 2005 // 5:08 PM

If you were born after 1971, you probably don’t care about this, but oldies stations are disappearing. This is, of course, inevitable, as what constitutes

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Radio (2003)

The white father-black son relationship is initiated by the white man's need for redemption.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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