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by Bob Stepno

Listening to radio, 1920-1950 / Ray Barfield ; foreword by M. Thomas Inge
Author: Barfield, Ray E
Pub Info Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996
At Radford: Main Collection – Level 4 PN1991.3.U6 B37 1996

The great radio soap operas
Author: Jim Cox
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1999.

Fireside politics : radio and political culture in the United States, 1920-1940
Author: Douglas B Craig
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000.

Listening in : radio and the American imagination : from Amos ‘n’ Andy and Edward R. Murrow to Wolfman Jack and Howard Stern
Author: Susan J Douglas
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Times Books, 1999.

On the air : the encyclopedia of old-time radio
Author: John Dunning
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Private Eyelashes: Radio’s Lady Detectives
Author: Jack French
Publisher: Boalsburg, PA : BearManor Media, 2004.

The Green Hornet : a history of radio, motion pictures, comics, and television
Author: Martin Grams; Terry G G Salomonson
Publisher: Churchville, MD : OTR Pub., ©2010.

Lux presents Hollywood : a show-by-show history of the Lux radio theatre and the Lux video theatre, 1934-1957, by Connie J. Billips & Arthur Pierce; Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 1995.

Radio drama : a comprehensive chronicle of American network programs, 1932-1962
Author: Martin Grams
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2000.

Radio’s America : the Great Depression and the rise of modern mass culture
Author: Bruce Lenthall
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Empire of the air : the men who made radio
Author: Tom Lewis
Publisher: New York : E. Burlingame Books, ©1991.

The A to Z of old time radio
Author: Robert C Reinehr; Jon David Swartz
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2010, ©2008.

Super heroes : a modern mythology
Author: Richard Reynolds
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

Points on the dial : golden age radio beyond the networks
Author: Alexander Russo
Publisher: Durham, [N.C] : Duke University Press, 2010.

Stay tuned : a concise history of American broadcasting
Author: Christopher H Sterling; John M Kittross
Publisher: Belmont, Calif : Wadsworth, 1990.

Handbook of old-time radio : a comprehensive guide to golden age radio listening and collecting
Author: Jon David Swartz; Robert C Reinehr
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1993.

Radio’s golden years : the encyclopedia of radio programs, 1930-1960
Author: Vincent Terrace
Publisher: San Diego : A.S. Barnes ; London : Tantivy Press, ©1981.

Martin Grams Jr.‘s blog and books on numerous old-time radio series

Jim Ramsburg’s GOldTime Radio, including details on ratings, sponsors, cast and networks, and his book Network Radio Ratings, 1932-1953: A History of Prime Time Programs Through The Ratings of Hooper, Crossley and Nielsen.

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