Raised on Radio

Raised on Radio In the late s radio exploded almost overnight into being America s dominant entertainment just as television would do twenty five years later Gerald Nachman himself a product of the radio years

  • Title: Raised on Radio
  • Author: Gerald Nachman
  • ISBN: 9780520223035
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • Raised on Radio

    In the late 1920s radio exploded almost overnight into being America s dominant entertainment, just as television would do twenty five years later Gerald Nachman, himself a product of the radio years, takes us back to the heyday of radio, bringing to life the great performers and shows, as well as the not so great and not great at all Nachman analyzes the many genres thaIn the late 1920s radio exploded almost overnight into being America s dominant entertainment, just as television would do twenty five years later Gerald Nachman, himself a product of the radio years, takes us back to the heyday of radio, bringing to life the great performers and shows, as well as the not so great and not great at all Nachman analyzes the many genres that radio exploited or invented, from the soap opera to the sitcom to the quiz show, zooming in to study closely key performers like Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and Fred Allen Raised on Radio is a generous, instructive, and sinfully readable salute to an extraordinary American phenomenon.

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    One thought on “Raised on Radio

    1. Johnny

      Reading Raised on Radio was simply supposed to be a pleasant diversion. I would be reminded of all of those old radio programs I used to listen to when KGO re-ran them as part of a regular late-night nostalgia show. I had been too young to experience “The Whistler,” “Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons,” or “The Fred Allen Show” when they were originally on the air and had only discovered “The Life of Riley,” “Father Knows Best,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Gunsmoke,” “Dragnet [...]

    2. Rick Rapp

      Being a huge fan of old time radio, it is kind of surprising that I had this book for about 10 years before ever plunging into it. It is a nicely organized encyclopedia of all the major genres, shows, and performers of the Golden Age of Radio without ever becoming pedantic or "text-bookish." Nachman does a wonderful job of theorizing on why certain performers and shows became huge hits and why others failed miserably after only a short time, despite the big names involved. I would heartily recom [...]

    3. James

      This book provides an exhaustive overview of all the genres of radio programming from its golden age. Unfortunately though, it is riddled with errors on many details.

    4. William

      The 30-year meteoric rise and fall of radio's influence on our lives may not appeal to readers who have not actually had the opportunity to listen to old time radio. For those OTR fans, however, this book is encyclopedic in its coverage. The "thematic" coverage for each chapter (comedians, soaps, news, etc.) helps avoid a confusing chronological description of radio's entire gamut of stars and events.

    5. Mike Jensen

      Informative and entertaining survey of Old Time Radio programs and how they came together. The book is marred by some copy editing misses, a couple of muddled statements, and a few factual errors. It is good enough to render previous surveys unnecessary.

    6. Matthew Perry

      Got lost in research. I enjoyed the personal stories of the radio stars, but it became cumbersome and hard to read the further along in the book.

    7. David

      What starts as personal reminiscences about old time radio and the roll it played in the author's life turns into a very informative survey of the history of OTR.

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