WorldCat Identities

Halper, Donna L.

Works: 8 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 3,196 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1990.9.W64, 791.44028082
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donna L Halper
Invisible stars : a social history of women in American broadcasting by Donna L Halper( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The early years of American broadcasting seem to be an exclusively white male preserve, but broadcast historian Donna Halper documents the countless contributions made by women in this field since its earliest days. This artful social history considers our culture's expectations of women and how those expectations changed throughout the twentieth century, how the advent of television changed the landscape of employment opportunities for women in broadcasting, and how both television and radio communicate about gender roles
Full-service radio : programming for the community by Donna L Halper( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Chinese and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icons of talk : the media mouths that changed America by Donna L Halper( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans love talk shows. In a typical week, more than 13 million Americans listen to Rush Limbaugh, whose syndicated radio show is carried by about 600 stations. On television, Oprah Winfrey's syndicated talk show is seen by an estimated 30 million viewers each week. Talk show hosts like Winfrey and Limbaugh have become iconic figures, frequently quoted and capable of inspiring intense opinions. What they say on the air is discussed around the water cooler at work, or commented about on blogs and fan web sites. Talk show hosts have helped to make or break political candidates, and their lar
Radio music directing by Donna L Halper( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston radio : 1920-2010 by Donna L Halper( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston's radio history begins with pioneering station 1XE/WGI, one of America's first radio stations, and includes the first station to receive a commercial license, WBZ; the first FM radio network, W1XOJ and W1XER; and one of the first news networks, the Yankee News Service. Nationally known bandleaders like Joe Rines and Jacques Renard were first heard on Boston radio, as was one of the first weathercasters, E.B. Rideout. The city has been home to a number of legendary announcers, such as Bob and Ray, Arnie Ginsburg, Dick Summer, Dale Dorman, and Charles Laquidara; talk show giants like Jerry Williams and David Brudnoy; and sports talkers like Eddie Andelman and Glenn Ordway. Many Boston radio personalities, such as Curt Gowdy, "Big Brother" Bob Emery, Don Kent, and Louise Morgan, found fame on television but first established themselves on Boston's airwaves. Since 1920, Boston radio has remained vibrant, proving that live and local stations are as important as ever--Publisher
The story of talk radio : how it began, how it survived, and why it matters by Donna L Halper( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Ms. Halper attended Northeastern University in Boston, where she was the first woman announcer in the school's history, broadcasting a nightly show on the campus radio station in 1968. She has more than 23 years as a radio programming and management consultant in markets of all sizes, both college and commercial stations, all over North America. She has hired and trained staffs, worked with and developed talent, helped to choose or improve formats, conducted music and market research, and helped her client stations to get better ratings. Prior to becoming a consultant, she spent 13 years as an announcer, music director, and assistant program director in 4 major markets. In addition to Ms. Halper's long career in both radio and print, she is well-known for discovering the rock group Rush, who dedicated their first two albums to her."
Neil Postman's missing critique : a media ecology analysis of early radio, 1920-1935 by Donna L Halper( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Radio's first fifteen years were filled with experiment and innovation, as well as conflicting visions of what broadcasting's role in society ought to be. But while there was an ongoing debate about radio's mission (should it be mainly educational or mainly entertaining?), radio's impact on daily life was undeniable. To cite a few examples, radio was the first mass medium to provide access to current events as they were happening. It allowed people of all races and social classes to hear great orators, newsmakers, and entertainers. Radio not only brought hit songs and famous singers directly into the listener's home; it also created a new form of intimacy based on imagination -- although the listeners generally had never met the men and women they heard on the air, they felt close to these people and imagined what they must really be like. Radio was a medium that enhanced the importance of the human voice-- politicians, preachers, and performers were now judged by their ability to communicate with the "invisible audience." My dissertation employs a media ecology perspective to examine how the arrival and growth of radio altered a media environment that, until 1920, was dominated by the printed word. Neil Postman, a seminal figure in Media Ecology, wrote that this field of inquiry "looks into the matter of how media of communication affect human perception, understanding, feeling, and value." Radio certainly exemplified that description: it not only affected popular culture and public opinion; it affected the other media with which it competed. My research utilizes one of those competing media-- print journalism. Using content and discourse analysis of articles in thirty-three newspapers and sixteen magazines of the 1920s and early 1930s, I examine how print and radio interacted and affected each other. My dissertation also analyzes the differing perceptions about radio as expressed in print by fans, reporters, and such interest groups as clergy or educators. And finally, my research explores some of the critiques of the programs, and compares the reactions of the critics at the mainstream press with those who worked for the ethnic press
Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths That Changed America (Greenwood icons) by Donna L Halper( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Invisible stars : a social history of women in American broadcasting
Alternative Names
Donna Halper American historian

Donna Halper Amerikaans historica

Donna Halper historiadora estadounidense

Icons of talk : the media mouths that changed AmericaBoston radio : 1920-2010