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Sounds in the dark : all-night radio in American life

Author: Michael C Keith
Publisher: Ames, Iowa : Iowa State University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Sounds in the Dark chronicles the history and development of nighttime radio in the United States from its inception in the 1920s through to its present all-night format. Michael Keith examines and analyzes the attraction and popularization of nighttime radio in relationship to social, cultural, and industrial influences." "Keith also hypothesizes on the future of the genre, discussing such concerns as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Keith
ISBN: 081382981X 9780813829814
OCLC Number: 47092383
Description: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The nature of nights --
The night has ears --
Designing the dark hours --
Distant signals --
Nights of war and doo-wop --
Revolution and a king --
White male nights --
Night roads and UFOs --
The right of night --
Stars of the night --
Nights today and tomorrow.
Responsibility: Michael C. Keith ; foreword by Larry King.

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"Sounds in the Dark chronicles the history and development of nighttime radio in the United States from its inception in the 1920s through to its present all-night format. Michael Keith examines and analyzes the attraction and popularization of nighttime radio in relationship to social, cultural, and industrial influences." "Keith also hypothesizes on the future of the genre, discussing such concerns as consolidation, bottom-line emphasis, new forms of electronic media, and potential declines in live/local all-night programming. Whatever the future holds, Sounds in the Dark substantiates nighttime radio's unique contribution to the development of broadcast media."--Jacket.

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