The Listener's Voice

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.

The Listener's Voice
Early Radio and the American Public

Elena Razlogova

2011 | 224 pages | Cloth $39.95
American History | Film/Media Studies
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Table of Contents

Preface: The Moral Economy of American Broadcasting
1 At Ringside
2 Jumping the Waves
3 Voice of the Listener
4 Listeners Write the Scripts
5 Measuring Culture
6 Gang Busters
7 Vox Jox
Epilogue

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments