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Sounds of change : a history of FM broadcasting in America

Author: Christopher H Sterling; Michael C Keith
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When it first appeared in the 1930s, FM radio was a technological marvel, providing better sound and nearly eliminating the static that plagued AM stations. It took another forty years, however, for FM's popularity to surpass that of AM. In Sounds of Change, Christopher Sterling and Michael Keith detail the history of FM, from its inception to its dominance (for now, at least) of the airwaves. Initially, FM's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sterling, Christopher H., 1943-
Sounds of change.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)651928792
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher H Sterling; Michael C Keith
ISBN: 9780807832158 0807832154 9780807858882 0807858889
OCLC Number: 181142303
Description: xvi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Creating a new system (before 1941) --
War and evolution (1941-1945) --
The dismal years (1945-1957) --
Turnaround (1958-1965) --
A sound alternative (1966-1980) --
Dominance : FM is radio (1980-1995) --
Clouds in the air (since 1995) --
FM historical statistics, 1945-2002 --
Changing FM national coverage, 1949-2005.
Responsibility: Christopher H. Sterling & Michael C. Keith ; foreword by Lynn Christian & Bill Siemering.
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