Categories

 > Humor & Entertainment > Radio

1,078 results were found

Sort by:

Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
by Bobby Bones

Language

English

Pages

229

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><strong>#1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</strong></p><p>A touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of <em>The Bobby Bones Show</em>, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation.</p><p>Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out—a dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones, while simultaneously starting <em>The Bobby Bones Show</em> at 105.9 KLAZ. Bobby’s passions were pop, country music, and comedy, and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry, heard by millions daily. Bobby broke the format of standard country radio, mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean.</p><p>Yet despite the glamour, fame, and money, Bobby has never forgotten his roots, the mom and grandmother who raised him, the work ethic he embraced which saved him and encouraged him to explore the world, and the good values that shaped him. In this funny, poignant memoir told in Bobby’s distinctive patter, he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio. Bobby doesn’t shy away from the curves he continues to navigate—including his obsessive-compulsive disorder—on his journey to find the happiness of a healthy family.</p><p>Funny and tender, raw and honest, <em>Bare Bones</em> is pure Bobby Bones—surprising, entertaining, inspiring, and authentic.</p>
And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey
by Studs Terkel

Language

English

Pages

301

Publication Date

May 10, 2011

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<DIV><B>The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian talks with some of twentieth century’s most iconic musicians—“Riveting . . . Just about every interview has a revelation” (<I>San Francisco Chronicle</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> Through the second half of the twentieth century, Studs Terkel hosted the legendary radio show “The Wax Museum,” presenting Chicago’s music fans with his inimitable take on music of all kinds, from classical, opera, and jazz to gospel, blues, folk, and rock. Featuring more than forty of Terkel’s conversations with some of the greatest musicians of the past century,<I> And They All Sang</I> is “a tribute to music’s universality and power” (<I>Philadelphia Inquirer</I>). Included here are fascinating conversations with Louis Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein, Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Mahalia Jackson, Janis Joplin, Rosa Raisa, Pete Seeger, and many others.<BR />  <BR /> As the esteemed music critic Anthony DeCurtis wrote in the <I>Chicago Tribune</I>, “the terms ‘interview’ or ‘oral history’ don’t begin to do justice to what Terkel achieves in these conversations, which are at once wildly ambitious and as casual as can be.” Whether discussing Enrico Caruso’s nervousness on stage with opera diva Edith Mason or the Beatles’ 1966 encounter in London with revered Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, “Terkel’s singular gift for bringing his subjects to life in their own words should strike a chord with any music fan old enough to have replaced a worn-out record needle” (<I>The New York Times</I>).<BR />  <BR /> “Whether diva or dustbowl balladeer, Studs treats them all alike, with deep knowledge and an intimate, conversational approach . . . as this often remarkable book shows, Studs Terkel has remained mesmerized by great music throughout his life.” —<I>The Guardian</I><BR />  <BR /> “[Terkel’s] expertise is evident on every page, whether debating the harmonic structure of the spirituals or discerning the subtleties of Keith Jarrett’s piano technique . . . As ever, he is the most skillful of interviewers.” —<I>The Independent</I><BR />  <BR /> “What makes <I>And They All Sang</I> a rousing success isn’t just Terkel’s phenomenal range and broad knowledge, it’s his passionate love of the music and his deep humanity.” —<I>San Francisco</I><I>Chronicle</I></DIV>
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
by Charlamagne Tha God

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
An instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s <i>The Breakfast</i> <i>Club</i>, and “the most important voice in hip-hop”—shares his eight principles for unlocking your God-given privilege.<BR><BR>In <i>Black Privilege</i>, Charlamagne presents his often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. This journey to truth begins in the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and leads to New York and headline-grabbing interviews and insights from celebrities like Kanye West, Kevin Hart, Malcolm Gladwell, Lena Dunham, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton.<BR> <BR><i>Black Privilege </i>lays out all the great wisdom Charlamagne’s been given from many mentors, and tells the uncensored story of how he turned around his troubled early life by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. These life-learned principles include:<BR> <BR>-There are no losses in life, only lessons<BR> -Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid—starting with yourself<BR> -It’s not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish<BR> -When you live your truth, no one can use it against you<BR> -We all have privilege, we just need to access it<BR> <BR>By combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty no matter the cost, Charlamagne hopes <i>Black Privilege </i>will empower you to live your own truth.
Voice-Overs: A Practical Guide with CD
by Bernard Graham Shaw

Language

English

Pages

196

Publication Date

September 16, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<EM>Voice-Overs</EM> is an insider's guide to voicing radio and television commercials. Bernard Graham Shaw draws upon his nearly 20 years of voice-work experience to teach valuable studio skills and offers practical advice on how to build a voice-over career.
Easy For You To Say
by Stuttering" John Melendez

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<div><i>Easy For You To Say</i> is "Stuttering" John Melendez's memoir of his childhood being bullied in school for his stutter; his years as an on-air personality with <i>The Howard Stern Show</i>; and his subsequent ten-year career as a writer and on-air announcer for Jay Leno's <i>Tonight Show</i>. It details his famously acerbic relationships with celebrities he interviewed/insulted (Raquel Welch once punched him in the face). In the book, Howard Stern emerges as a surprisingly mean, stingy, and megalomaniacal boss—and Jay Leno as a seeming sufferer from OCD.<BR></div>
Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again of Rad...
by , Brad Trackman

Language

English

Pages

185

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>The uncensored and long-awaited life story of radio’s most notorious shock jock, Anthony Cumia.</b><br /><br />Today, Anthony Cumia is the co-host of the wildly popular “Anthony Cumia Show,” which live-streams to a huge following of paid subscribers; however, Anthony is most well-known from the legendary, nationally syndicated “Opie and Anthony Show.” <i>Permanently Suspended</i> is an all-access pass to the controversial mayhem that ensued on-and-off the air. <br /> <br />A must-read for all diehard O&A fans, <i>Permanently Suspended</i> finally answers the questions that everyone has been waiting for: What really happened between Opie and Anthony? What was the reasoning behind the multiple firings? What prompted the tweeting about the Times Square NYC incident? What is the true account of the controversial allegations? What are the never-before-revealed details of Anthony’s stint in rehab? What does the future hold for his livestream podcast? These questions, and many more, will be answered.<br /> <br /><i>Permanently Suspended</i> is a humorous, no-holds-barred account of the legendary career and life of Anthony Cumia—a blue collar guy who made his dreams come true, rising above all obstacles to become one of the most well-known and successful personalities in radio history.
One Heart at a Time
by Delilah

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<B>“You’re listening to Delilah.”</B><BR> <BR>Delilah, the most listened-to woman on American radio, has distinguished herself as the “Queen of Sappy Love Songs” and America’s ultimate romance guru. But Delilah’s life off-air is all the more extraordinary—a life full of trials, forgiveness, faith, and adventure. In <I>One Heart at a Time</I>, Delilah’s heartfelt account of her own story reveals what shaped the voice that 9 million listeners know and love.<BR> <BR>Today, Delilah is the founder of an NGO called Point Hope, the owner of a 55-acre working farm, and an inductee of the National Radio Hall of Fame. But to achieve this, she often had to pave her own way. Disowned by her father, divorced, and fired from a dozen jobs over the years, Delilah pushed forward through family addiction and devastating loss, through glass ceilings and red tape. Her consistent goal to help those in need took her everywhere from the streets of Philadelphia to refugee camps in Ghana.<BR> <BR>Along the way, Delilah was blessed by thirteen children—ten of them adopted. Though many of them contend with special needs and the forever effects of a broken foster care system, her children have been able to transform their own remarkable lessons into guiding lights for other kids in need. Just as Delilah has done.<BR> <BR><I>One Heart at a Time</I> exposes the real woman behind the microphone. In her easy-going style and characteristic, beloved voice, Delilah tells her deeply moving life story as the series of miracles it is.
Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of R...
by Jessica Abel

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><b>A <i>Library Journal</i> Best Book of 2015<br /><br />Go behind the scenes of seven of today’s most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including <i>This American Life</i> and <i>RadioLab</i>, in graphic narrative.</b><br /> <br />Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download <i>This American Life</i>, <i>The Moth</i>, <i>Radiolab</i>, <i>Planet Money</i>, <i>Snap Judgment</i>, <i>Serial</i>, <i>Invisibilia </i>and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. <i>Out on the Wire</i> offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling—one that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. <br /> <br />With the help of <i>This American Life</i>'s Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details. Jad Abumrad of <i>RadioLab</i> talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while <i>Planet Money</i>’s Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad—really mad—Ira Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Informative and engaging, <i>Out on the Wire</i> demonstrates that narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today.</p>
The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

966

Publication Date

April 12, 2010

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<P>The average American listens to the radio three hours a day. In light of recent technological developments such as internet radio, some argue that the medium is facing a crisis, while others claim we are at the dawn of a new radio revolution. <EM>The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio</EM> is an essential single-volume reference guide to this vital and evolving medium. It brings together the best and most important entries from the three-volume <EM>Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio</EM>, edited by Christopher Sterling.</P><br /><P>Comprised of more than 300 entries spanning the invention of radio to the Internet, <EM>The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio </EM>addresses personalities, music genres, regulations, technology, programming and stations, the "golden age" of radio and other topics relating to radio broadcasting throughout its history. The entries are updated throughout and the volume includes nine new entries on topics ranging from podcasting to the decline of radio. <EM>The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio </EM>include suggestions for further reading as complements to most of the articles, biographical details for all person-entries, production credits for programs, and a comprehensive index. </P>
Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
by Neil MacGregor

Language

English

Pages

493

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>In the same format as his best-selling books <i>A History of the World in 100 Objects</i> and <i>Germany: Memories of a Nation</i>--the acclaimed art historian now gives us a magnificent new book that explores the relationship between faith and society.</b><br /><br />Until fairly recently, religion as a major influence on the nature of individual societies around the world seemed to be on the wane. Now, far from being marginalized, the relationship between faith and society has moved to the center of politics and global conversation. Neil MacGregor's new book traces the ways in which different societies have understood and articulated their places in the cosmic scheme. It examines mankind's beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions but according to how shared narratives have shaped societies--and what happens when different narratives run up against each other. As he did in <i>A History of the World in 100 Objects</i> and <i>Germany: Memories of a Nation,</i> MacGregor brilliantly combines objects, places, and ideas to examine and, ultimately, illuminate these pressing contemporary concerns.

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldnt have due to the Kindle eliminating sp...

David Foster Wallace Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. Ive found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found adve...

Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen Kings On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But Kings prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of Kings greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. Kings On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft that resu...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com