The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio

Routledge, 2011 - 453 pages

The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio¿s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more.

Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.


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Christopher H. Sterling has served on the George Washington University media and public affairs faculty since 1982, and has authored or edited more than 25 books on media and telecommunication topics, including the original Encyclopedia of Radio (2004), and, with Michael Keith, Sounds of Change: A History of FM Broadcasting in America (2008). He edited the six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism (2009). For Routledge, he edited six volumes of historical articles, The Rise of American Radio (2007), and co-authored the standard Stay Tuned: A History of American Broadcasting (2003). He edits Communication Booknotes Quarterly and was the third editor of the quarterly Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. His research centers on the history and policy of American electronic media and telecommunications.
Cary O'Dell is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is the boards' assistant for the film and recorded sound division of the Library of Congress facility in Culpeper, VA. He is the former archives director for the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago and a former project archivist for the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland. O'Dell authored Women Pioneers in Television: Biographies of Fifteen Industry Leaders (1997) and Virginia Marmaduke: A Journey in Print from Carbondale to Chicago (2001).
Michael C. Keith is a member of the Communcation Department at Boston College and the author of over 20 books on electronic media, including Radio Cultures, Voices in the Purple Haze, and Sounds in the Dark, and the classic textbook The Radio Station, In addition he is the author of a critically acclaimed memoir, The Next Better Place, and numerous short stories. Keith is the recipient of several awards, among them the International Radio Television Society's Stanton Fellow Award and the Broadcast Education Association's Distingusihed Scholar Award.

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