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

Author: Foege, Alec

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Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mfg Part# 9780865479968
SKU 207547173
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0865479968
Release Date 4/14/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
"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."
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Annotation 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.
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