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Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
by Charlamagne Tha God

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” co-host of Power 105.1’s<i> The Breakfast Club,</i> and “hip-hop’s Howard Stern”—shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one’s truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.<BR><BR>In his new book, Charlamagne Tha God presents his comic, often controversial, and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. Beginning with his journey from the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina to his headline grabbing interviews with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Hillary Clinton, he shares how he turned his troubled early life around 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. Combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty at all costs, Charlamagne hopes this book will give others the confidence to live their own truths.
Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties 1960-1969 (Blast from...
by LinDee Rochelle

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English

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Publication Date

March 15, 2017

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<b><i>Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties</i></b>, is <b>Book 2</b> in the <b>Blast from Your Past!</b>™ series, a twenty-five-year tribute (1954-1979) and legacy to the pioneering behind-the-microphone icons of our Golden Days of Rock & Roll Radio. As Alan Freed first said, "Let's Rock & Roll!"<br /> <br />1960s Radio Deejays brightened our mornings and capped off our nights, bringing us the best and the worst of the decade's diverse musical landscape.In the early 1960s we were swinging to Bubblegum Pop. By decade's end, we were protesting with Heavy Metal. This decade's taunting and haunting tunes mirrored our ideals, loves, angst, politics, and fears, like no other music before it. And many <b>Radio DJs</b> were instrumental in how it was reflected in our daily lives.<br /> <br />In <b><i>The Swinging Sixties</i></b>, <b>Cousin Brucie</b>, <b>Doctor Don Rose</b> and <b>Jim Stagg</b> are just a few who vamp with the vinyls through 1960s musical history. <b>Joey Reynolds</b>, <b>Tom Donahue</b>, and the unforgettable <b>Wolfman Jack</b>, helped change the course of broadcasting.<br /> <br />We go behind the microphone to peek into the private lives of more than thirty DJs and two bands, revealing what really went on beyond the fishbowl studios in an era infamous for Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. (Don't worry, we divulge a dash of all of it, while keeping things mostly PG.) Short DJ vignettes mix with historical facts and fun, to create a winding walk down Memory Lane. C'mon along!<br /> <br />The <b>Blast from YourPast!</b>™ series is dedicated to Wolfman Jack--Robert Weston Smith--the self-described"Original Rock & Roll Animal." Aooowwwww! With snippets of his story derived from his book, <i>Have Mercy!</i> we add thoughts and memories of him from the DJs who knew him. <br /> <br />Want to get the lowdown on how <b>Rock & Roll Rescued Radio</b> in the 1950s? Pick up a copy (eBook or print) of <b>BFYP Book 1 - <i>Rock& Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959</i></b>. Many of the1960s DJs began their gypsy odysseys in the dawn of Rock & Roll Radio. We take you back ... to the days of saddle shoes and sweet love songs.<br /> <br /><b><i><span>The Swinging Sixties</span></i></b><span> continues the fun and frolic of several disc jockeys' stories from the <b>1950s</b>, mentoring twenty and more, into the 1960s. And <b>Book 3</b>, due to publish in 2018, finishes the 25-year <b>Blast from Your Past!</b>™ set, with <b><i>Rock& Roll Radio DJs: The Psychedelic Seventies</i></b>. Cool, man. </span> <div></div>
How to Become a Voice Over Artist: Make a Living from Home with Y...
by Natalie Roers

Language

English

Pages

102

Publication Date

July 24, 2014

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Interested in voice over? Want to make money from home using your voice? Or, maybe you're curious to get insider information on how to start and develop a voice over business. This step-by-step, easy to understand guide from industry veteran, Natalie Roers, details everything she did from the equipment she used, to how she broke into the business, to how she built her client base to become a full-time home-studio voice over recording artist. <br /> <br />Whether you're simply interested in what the field entails, are looking to do voice overs as a hobby, or are ready to take your voice work to the next level, this guide addresses your most pressing questions quickly and clearly.
Attempting Normal
by Marc Maron

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

April 30, 2013

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<b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br /><br /><i>People make a mess.</i><br /> <b> </b><br /> Marc Maron was a parent-scarred, angst-filled, drug-dabbling, love-starved comedian who dreamed of a simple life: a wife, a home, a sitcom to call his own. But instead he woke up one day to find himself fired from his radio job, surrounded by feral cats, and emotionally and financially annihilated by a divorce from a woman he thought he loved. He tried to heal his broken heart through whatever means he could find—minor-league hoarding, Viagra addiction, accidental racial profiling, cat fancying, flying airplanes with his mind—but nothing seemed to work. It was only when he was stripped down to nothing that he found his way back.<br />  <br /> <i>Attempting Normal</i> is Marc Maron’s journey through the wilderness of his own mind, a collection of explosively, painfully, addictively funny stories that add up to a moving tale of hope and hopelessness, of failing, flailing, and finding a way. From standup to television to his outrageously popular podcast, <i>WTF with Marc Maron,</i> Marc has always been a genuine original, a disarmingly honest, intensely smart, brutally open comic who finds wisdom in the strangest places. This is his story of the winding, potholed road from madness and obsession and failure to something like normal, the thrillingly comic journey of a sympathetic f***up who’s trying really hard to do better without making a bigger mess. Most of us will relate.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Attempting Normal</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “I laughed so hard reading this book.”<b>—David Sedaris</b><br />  <br /> “Funny . . . surprisingly deep . . . laced with revelatory insights.”<b><i>—Los Angeles Times</i></b><br />  <br /> “Superb . . . A reason that [it] is a superior example of an overcrowded genre—the comedian memoir—is Mr. Maron’s hardheaded approach to his history, the wisdom of experience.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br />  <br /> “Marc Maron is a legend because he is both a great comic and a brilliant mind. <i>Attempting Normal</i> is a deep, hilarious megashot of feeling and truth as only this man can administer.”<b>—Sam Lipsyte</b><br />  <br /> <b>Praise for Marc Maron and <i>WTF</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br />“The stuff of comedy legend.”<b>—<i>Rolling Stone </i></b><br /> <br />“Marc Maron is a startlingly honest, compelling, and hilarious comedian-poet. Truly one of the greatest of all time.”<b>—Louis C.K.</b><br />  <br /> “I’ve known Marc for years and I can tell you first hand that he’s passionate, fearless, honest, self-absorbed, neurotic, and screamingly funny.”<b>—David Cross</b><br />  <br />“Revered among his peers . . . raw and unflinchingly honest.”<b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><br />“Devastatingly funny.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “For a comedy nerd, this show is nirvana.”<b>—Judd Apatow</b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of R...
by Jessica Abel

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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><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Com...
by Scott Woolley

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English

Pages

293

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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<p>The astonishing story of America’s airwaves, the two friends—one a media mogul, the other a famous inventor—who made them available to us, and the government which figured out how to put a price on air.</p><p>This is the origin story of the airwaves—the foundational technology of the communications age—as told through the forty-year friendship of an entrepreneurial industrialist and a brilliant inventor.</p><p>David Sarnoff, the head of RCA and equal parts Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, and William Randolph Hearst, was the greatest supporter of his friend Edwin Armstrong, developer of the first amplifier, the modern radio transmitter, and FM radio. Sarnoff was convinced that Armstrong’s inventions had the power to change the way societies communicated with each other forever. He would become a visionary captain of the media industry, even predicting the advent of the Internet.</p><p>In the mid-1930s, however, when Armstrong suspected Sarnoff of orchestrating a cadre of government officials to seize control of the FM airwaves, he committed suicide. Sarnoff had a very different view of who his friend’s enemies were.</p><p>Many corrupt politicians and corporations saw in Armstrong’s inventions the opportunity to commodify our most ubiquitous natural resource—the air. This early alliance between high tech and business set the precedent for countless legal and industrial battles over broadband and licensing bandwidth, many of which continue to influence policy and debate today.</p>
How to DJ Right: The Art and Science of Playing Records
by , Bill Brewster

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

December 01, 2007

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<div>DJs have gone from being underpaid live jukeboxes to becoming premier entertainers, producers, businessmen, and musicians capable of commanding admiration from thousands and earning serious money. Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the definitive history of the DJ. Now they gather their mastery of the artistic and technical aspects of being a DJ into a clear, accessible, and entertaining guide. How to DJ is the perfect guide -- from the most basic keys to establishing a music collection and a distinctive sound, to elementary record-spinning, to the complex skills of scratching, hot-mixing, and beat-juggling, as well as the inimitable art of creating an evening of sound that is perfectly timed, balanced, and unforgettable. Diagrams throughout illustrate phrases, beat timing, and song structure with no reliance on music theory, and resource lists recommend everything from which songs are best (and most fun) to learn with, to good sources for building a library of disks, CDs, and MP3s. For those who want to turn pro, the authors give sage advice on the vagaries of the club and music business. Short quotes, anecdotes, and photos of famous DJs such as Grandmaster Flash and Derrick Carter are featured.</div>
Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to t...
by Lisa Napoli

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

February 08, 2011

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Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world, Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles for a new adventure in the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan—said to be one of the happiest places on earth.<br /> <br />Long isolated from industrialization and just beginning to open its doors to the modern world, Bhutan is a deeply spiritual place, devoted to environmental conservation and committed to the happiness of its people—in fact, Bhutan measures its success in Gross National Happiness rather than in GNP. In a country without a single traffic light, its citizens are believed to be among the most content in the world. To Lisa, it seemed to be a place that offered the opposite of her fast-paced life in the United States, where the noisy din of sound-bite news and cell phones dominate our days, and meaningful conversation is a rare commodity; where everyone is plugged in digitally, yet rarely connects with the people around them.<br /> <br />Thousands of miles away from everything and everyone she knows, Lisa creates a new community for herself. As she helps to start Bhutan’s first youth-oriented radio station, Kuzoo FM, she must come to terms with her conflicting feelings about the impact of the medium on a country that had been shielded from its effects. Immersing herself in Bhutan’s rapidly changing culture, Lisa realizes that her own perspective on life is changing as well—and that she is discovering the sense of purpose and joy that she has been yearning for.<br /> <br />In this smart, heartfelt, and beautifully written book, sure to please fans of transporting travel narratives and personal memoirs alike, Lisa Napoli discovers that the world is a beautiful and complicated place—and comes to appreciate her life for the adventure it is.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
This Is NPR: The First Forty Years
by , John Ydstie

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 24, 2012

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Always put the listener first has been NPR's mantra since its inception in 1970. Now over 40 years on the air, NPR's programming attracts over 27 million listeners every week. This ebook chronicles NPR's storied history, featuring dozens of behind-the-scenes photos, essays and original reporting by a who's who of NPR staff and correspondents, and transcripts of memorable interviews. Beyond an entertaining and inspiring tribute to NPR's remarkable history, this ebook is an intimate look at the news and stories that have shaped our world, from the people who were on the ground and on the air. With contributions from Steve Inskeep, Neal Conan, Robert Siegel, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer, Scott Simon, Melissa Block, P.J. O'Rourke, David Sedaris, Sylvia Poggioli, and many more, this is the perfect ebook for any NPR supporter, fan, or devotee.
How to Start and Build a SIX FIGURE Voice Over Business (Set Your...
by Bill DeWees

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English

Pages

145

Publication Date

November 05, 2012

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The author Bill DeWees, is a 30 year media veteran. He has coached hundreds of aspiring media talent, many of whom are working successfully in the field. He can help YOU succeed as well. A morning radio personality for 20+ years, Bill has also been both a station manager and a program director of multiple radio stations. He’s recorded thousands of projects for folks like Sears, Pizza Hut, Microsoft, and American Express. He makes over $200,000 yearly as a voice over actor and coaches others on his “patented” success principles. For more information, visit his website: Voice-Over-Training.org.<br /><br />Everyday, you hear thousands of voices on the radio and TV. Someone had to record that voice track. And guess what? That someone could be YOU! In less than 60 days, you could be making money as a voice over artist. Good money. REAL money! And you know what else? You don’t even need to have a “great” voice. It’s all about storytelling and marketing. BOTH of which you’ll learn in this book! Bill will reveal a SYSTEM that will catapult you into the world of high paid voice over work. What are you waiting for? Buy it NOW!<br /><br />The 22 content-packed chapters include:<br /><br />* What is Voice Over and How Can YOU Capitalize on it?<br />* What Can you earn as a voice over artist?<br />* The “old” voice over model and why you need to understand it<br />* The “new” voice over model: how and why things are different<br />* What it takes to succeed in the voice over business<br />* Union vs. non union jobs and which choice makes more sense<br />* Why being an “announcer” can kill your VO chances<br />* Performance skills you need to make a solid living<br />* Office tools every voice over artist must have<br />* Setting up your home studio: tricks and techniques<br />* Your daily workflow and how to maximize your efforts<br />* Tricks of the trade for editing your voice over work<br />* Creating a “killer” demo: your big key to getting more work<br />* Designing a website that will generate you a steady flow of business<br />* Your marketing philosophy as a voice over artist<br />* Marketing strategy for the winning voice over professional<br />* Executing your marketing strategy for maximum profit<br />* Using your database of clients and prospects effectively<br />* Collecting on the money you make: getting clients to pay<br />* Setting your voice over rates to maximize your monthly income<br />* How to use your customer service as a marketing tool<br />* AND, much, much more!<br /><br />What are you waiting for? Buy this Kindle book NOW!

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Kind Reader Monthly Drawing (March 2017)

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