The Listener's Voice: Early Radio and the American Public
224 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 illus.
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4320-8 | $39.95 | £26.00
"In The Listener's Voice, Elena Razlogova organizes a wealth of fascinating data in order to overturn fundamental assumptions about early radio. While many have seen early radio as a top-down enterprise, Razlogova uses the concept of reciprocity to show that listeners supplied producers with the feedback they needed to improve sound quality and develop entertaining programs. This is a truly exciting and engaging book."–Kathy M. Newman, Carnegie Mellon University
This book presents the story of how the listening public—including boxing fans, radio amateurs, down-and-out laborers, small-town housewives, black government clerks in Washington, D.C., and Mexican farmers in Oklahoma—participated in the formation of American radio, its genres, and operations.
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