Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation #2020

Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation By Marc Fisher Something in the Air Radio Rock and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation The most pervasive medium of the century hit the biggest generation of the century with the musical sound of the century
  • Title: Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation
  • Author: Marc Fisher
  • ISBN: 9780375509070
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation By Marc Fisher
    Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation By Marc Fisher The most pervasive medium of the century hit the biggest generation of the century with the musical sound of the century
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    668 thoughts on “Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation

    • As a person who spent 40 years in the radio business, this was a very interesting book The evolution or devolution of radio from my early listening days in the 1950s until retiring in 2009 was well documented It was a bit New York and huge market centric for me There was a lot of interesting stuff going on out here in the heartland that barely gets mentioned, and the role of public radio gets short shrift I have never stayed in my car to listen to something on a commercial radio station that I j [...]


    • The evolution of radio in the last century is explored in this comprehensive study How it started, when why DJs were kings, payola scandals, talk radio, public radio, deregulation of the airwaves, channel consolidation, the internet and satellite radio are all covered The author drew on hundreds of sources, including personal interviews with many of the big names in radio history who can now comment with the benefit of historical perspective.


    • This book details the story of American radio, from its birth in the 1920 s through networks, to AM top 40, to the FM breakthrough and stereo album rock, to talk radio, to subscriber radio,to satellite radio, and on to private podcasts We meet a lot of characters along the way My only complaint about the book is that, alth0ugh a work of love, it is just too long.


    • Devoured this from the library after reading a review in The Nation I loved this overview of radio, and how the medium went from the diverse cornucopia of early FM quoting WREK to the wasteland of most of the current electromagnetic spectrum Read this for perspective on possibilities


    • For anyone who grew up on Top 40 radio, especially in the 60s and 70s It s no accident that AM FM evolved the way it did A fun read that takes readers from the birth of radio to XM and beyond Entertaining and informative Well done


    • When radio started, they didn t play the same song in a 24 hour time period People didn t like that, they wanted to hear the same song over and over We have those early American radio listeners to thank for the fact that every time I turn on the radio, I have to hear that Sean Kingston song.



    • For those interested in radio and its history, this is the book for you A very informative look into how radio got started, how it changed with society, and where it is today.


    • This book was written for dorks like me I kept thinking, These are my people Loved it, especially the chapter about overnight radio.






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