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Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud
by Elvis Duran

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Elvis Duran, host of one of the nation’s top morning shows and the voice millions of Americans wake up to, shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons all with his trademark heart, honesty, and plenty of humor. </b><br /><br />Elvis Duran’s nationally syndicated radio program, <i>Elvis Duran and the Morning Show</i>, is America’s most-listened-to Top 40 morning show and one of the 10 most-listened-to programs in all of radio, heard live by nearly ten million people every morning.<br /> <br /> But his success didn’t happen overnight. Elvis spent years navigating the wild world of radio as a DJ for hire, working (and partying) in markets around the country before taking over the morning shift at the legendary Z100 in 1996. Over the last twenty years, he has become one of New York City’s signature voices (<i>Variety </i>calls him “a permanent fixture of the area’s daily commutes”) thanks to his show’s exciting mix of music, new artist discovery<i>, </i>interviews, gossip, and live listener interaction.<br /> <br /> Along the way, Elvis has become known not just for his incisive interviews (and occasional feuds) with pop music’s biggest stars, but for the show’s commitment to kindness and positivity and Elvis’s own candor and openness with his audience.<br /> <br /> Bold, funny, and totally candid, <i>Where Do I Begin? </i>is sure to be loved by anyone who listens to Elvis live every morning—or anyone who wants to know what really goes on behind the scenes of the pop music machine. It reads like an old friend telling a new story you’ve been dying to hear.
Howard Stern Comes Again
by Howard Stern

Language

English

Pages

561

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president.<br /> <br />Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities—discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It’s one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. <i>Howard Stern Comes Again</i> delivers his answer.<br /> <br />This book is a feast of conversation and more, as between the lines Stern offers his definitive autobiography—a magnum opus of confession and personal exploration. Tracy Morgan opens up about his near-fatal car crash. Lady Gaga divulges her history with cocaine. Madonna reminisces on her relationship with Tupac Shakur. Bill Murray waxes philosophical on the purpose of life. Jerry Seinfeld offers a master class on comedy. Harvey Weinstein denies the existence of the so-called casting couch. An impressive array of creative visionaries weigh in on what Stern calls “the climb”—the stories of how they struggled and eventually prevailed. As he writes in the introduction, “If you’re having trouble finding motivation in life and you’re looking for that extra kick in the ass, you will find it in these pages.”<br /> <br />Interspersed throughout are rare selections from the <i>Howard Stern Show</i> archives with Donald Trump that depict his own climb: transforming from Manhattan tabloid fixture to reality TV star to president of the United States. Stern also tells of his <i>Moby Dick</i>-like quest to land an interview with Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election—one of many newly written revelations from the author. He speaks with extraordinary candor about a variety of subjects, including his overwhelming insecurity early in his career, his revolutionary move from terrestrial radio to SiriusXM, and his belief in the power of psychotherapy.<br /> <br />As Stern insightfully notes in the introduction: “The interviews collected here represent my best work and show my personal evolution. But they don’t just show <i>my</i> evolution. Gathered together like this, they show the evolution of popular culture over the past quarter century.”
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

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<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>
Talk Radio's America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party...
by Brian Rosenwald

Language

English

Pages

350

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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The march to the Trump presidency began in 1988, when Rush Limbaugh went national. Brian Rosenwald charts the transformation of AM radio entertainers into political kingmakers. By giving voice to the conservative base, they reshaped the Republican Party and fostered demand for a president who sounded as combative and hyperbolic as a talk show host.
The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying th...
by Crown Archetype

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • </b>From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth—and featuring contributions from Meg Wolitzer, Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, Wang Ping, and more—a new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the strength to face the impossible, drawn from the very best ever told on its stages</b><br /><br />Carefully selected by the creative minds at storytelling phenomenon The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of stories told live, onstage and without notes,<i> Occasional Magic</i> features voices familiar and new. Inside, storytellers from around the world share times when, in the face of seemingly impossible situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity that shed light on their lives and helped them find a path forward. <br /><br />From a fifteen-year-old saving a life in Chicago to a mother of triplets trekking to the North Pole to a ninety-year-old Russian man recalling his standoff with the KGB, these storytellers attest to the variety and richness of the human experience, and the shared threads that connect us all. With honesty and humor, they stare down their fear, embrace uncertainty, and encourage us all to be more authentic, vulnerable, and alive.
LOST OR FORGOTTEN OLDIES VOLUME 1: Hit Records From 1955 To 1989 ...
by Rembert N Parker

Language

English

Pages

93

Publication Date

October 02, 2019

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<h3><strong>How can you search for oldies you want to hear when you've forgotten them?</strong></h3><p>Radio doesn't play a lot of those oldies anymore, even though you would enjoy hearing them again. This book offers you access to over 150 links to YouTube videos for Lost or Forgotten Oldies as well as history about the artists and their songs.<br /></p><p>Here are some examples of the music history and trivia you'll find in <em>Lost or Forgotten Oldies Vol 1</em>:<br /></p><ul><li>Doo-wop, Country, R&B, instrumentals, and novelty records that made the top forty but are now ignored by radio stations</li><li>an oldie that had four different versions all hit the Hot 100 the same week<br /></li><li>an artist who had two one-hit wonders under two different names<br /></li><li>a group that kept their first hit single from being totally successful by releasing a follow-up single too quickly<br /></li><li>several groups that still had success after their lead singer left for a solo career<br /></li><li>a future star who first appeared on a hit record as a voice on a phone call<br /></li><li>an artist who had to change the lyrics of his song because he mentioned Hush Puppies<br /></li><li>an overdub of one letter in a song that was necessary to get airplay<br /></li><li>a Country artist who hit the R&B chart and then the Hot 100 chart before the Country chart<br /></li><li>a video for a record that was "lost" for over twenty years</li></ul><p><strong>Order your copy of <em>Lost or Forgotten Oldies</em> <u>now</u> and start reliving a past you <em>almost</em> completely forgot about!</strong></p>
Hello, Everybody!: The Dawn of American Radio
by Anthony Rudel

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

April 01, 2008

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<b>“A lively overview” of this pre-internet mass-communication tool and “the entrepreneurs and evangelists, hucksters and opportunists” who flocked to it (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /><br /> Long before the Internet, another young technology was transforming the way we connect with the world. At the dawn of the twentieth century, radio grew from an obscure hobby into a mass medium with the power to reach millions of people.<br />  <br /> When amateur enthusiasts began sending fuzzy signals from their garages and rooftops, radio broadcasting was born. Sensing the medium’s potential, snake-oil salesmen and preachers took to the air, innovating styles of mass communication and entertainment while making bedlam of the airwaves. Into this wild new frontier stepped a young secretary of commerce, Herbert Hoover, whose passion for organization transformed radio into an even more powerful political, cultural and economic force. When a charismatic bandleader named Rudy Vallée created the first on-air variety show and America elected Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who communicated with the public through his famous fireside chats, radio had arrived.<br />  <br /> With extensive knowledge, humor, and an eye for outsized characters forgotten by history, Anthony Rudel tells the story of the boisterous years when radio took its place in the nation’s living room.<br />  <br /> “Entertaining and informative.” —<i>The Denver Post</i><br />  <br /> “Rudel, with extensive professional radio experience, revels in the enterprising personalities who set up shop on this technological frontier. . . .[And] vividly re-creates the anything-goes atmosphere of the ether’s early days.” —<i>Booklist</i>
Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany
by Richard Lucas

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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<b>A “fascinating, well-researched account” of Mildred Gillars, the failed actress who turned on her country and became a Nazi propagandist during WWII (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /><br /> One of the most notorious Americans of the twentieth century was a failed Broadway actress turned radio announcer named Mildred Gillars (1900–1988), better known to American GIs as “Axis Sally.” Despite the richness of her life story, there has never been a full-length biography of the ambitious, star-struck Ohio girl who evolved into a reviled disseminator of Nazi propaganda. At the outbreak of war in September 1939, Gillars had been living in Germany for five years. Hoping to marry, she chose to remain in the Nazi-run state even as the last Americans departed for home. In 1940, she was hired by the German overseas radio, where she evolved from a simple disc jockey and announcer to a master propagandist. Under the tutelage of her married lover, Max Otto Koischwitz, Gillars became the personification of Nazi propaganda to the American GI. Spicing her broadcasts with music, Gillars’s used her soothing voice to taunt Allied troops about the supposed infidelities of their wives and girlfriends back home, as well as the horrible deaths they were likely to meet on the battlefield. Supported by German military intelligence, she was able to convey personal greetings to individual US units, creating an eerie foreboding among troops who realized the Germans knew who and where they were. After broadcasting for Berlin up to the very end of the war, Gillars tried but failed to pose as a refugee, and was captured by US authorities. Her 1949 trial for treason captured the attention and raw emotion of a nation fresh from the horrors of the Second World War. Gillars’s twelve-year imprisonment and life on parole, including a stay in a convent, is a remarkable story of a woman who attempts to rebuild her life in the country she betrayed.
The Peel Sessions: A story of teenage dreams and one man's love o...
by Ken Garner

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 15, 2010

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<p>This is a story of teenage dreams, which, as any Peel fan knows, are hard to beat. Between 1967 and 2004 John Peel picked over 2000 bands to come and record over 4000 sessions to be played on his radio show. Many were young and had never been in a recording studio before, for some it was the start of an illustrious career, for others it was the only recognition their musical talent ever got. </p><p>For over 35 years the cream of British musical talent made the journey to the BBC's studio in Maida Vale, from Pink Floyd to Pulp, the Small Faces to the Smiths. And because John Peel was so respected his sessions took on a legendary status - they were a rite of passage that every new band wanted to go through. </p><p>Unfettered by commerical pressure the Peel Sessions were a unique British institution - an archive of music that reflects one man's passion for finding and encouraging new music.</p><p>Includes a full sessionography listing songs, band members and broadcast dates.</p><p>Jarvis Cocker writing about his first Peel Session aged 18 (Wayne the drummer was 15):</p><p>'We travelled down to Maida Vale in a van driven by a very strange man we'd contacted via a card pinned to the Virgin record shop noticeboard. We'd had to borrow lots of equipment from a band called The Naughtiest Girl Was a Monitor 'cause we didn't have enough stuff of our own. The session was to be produced by Dale Griffin, who used to be the drummer in Mott the Hoople; I seem to remember that he was wearing cowboy boots.</p><p>I think the crisis point came when Wayne was attempting to get a home-made synth-drum to work that a friend of his at school had made out of a rubber burglar-alarm mat and an old electronic calculator - Dale Griffin looked at this 15-year-old kid crouching on the floor bashing what looked like a doormat with some wires coming out of it and just put his head in his hands. But to his credit, the session did get finished and after it, everything else started for me...'</p>
Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
by Bobby Bones

Language

English

Pages

229

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<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>

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