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Right of the Dial The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio (Paperback)

Author:  Alec Foege
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0865479968
ISBN-13: 9780865479968
Sku: 207547173
Publish Date: 4/14/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  294
Age Range:  NA
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In 1995 Clear Channel owned 43 radio stations, but by 2001 it ran more than 1,200, creating a hegemony that many critics have accused of killing the diversity and vitality of radio. Though Clear Channel still looms large on the airwaves and in our culture, it has taken a drastic hit from the introduction of satellite radio and from the proliferation of podcasts and Internet radio sites that offer back what Clear Channel took away: idiosyncrasy. Alec Foege's passionate and knowledgeable book about the rise and stumble of Clear Channel is a wonderful piece of radio history, painting a vivid picture of radio's eccentric lineage, full of crazy DJs and strange night owls, and the homogenizing effect of Clear Channel's bottled music and canned thinking.


"Foege is an unabashed radio wonk, but he is particularly adept at translating the medium's culture and technology for a lay audience....To those who care deeply about what has been lost, culturally, as Clear Channel has taken command of the public airwaves these last four decades, Foege's effort is a noble one. And the story he tells is as important as it is unnerving." - Jacques Steinberg 04/12/2008

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