Defintive source for radio broadcasting. 1,500 radio shows are presented in alphabetical order. The great programs of the '30s, '40s, and '50s are all included. For each, the author provides a complete broadcast history, with the timeslot, the network, and the name of the show's advertisers. He also lists major cast members, announcers, producers, directors, writers, and sound effects people--even the show's theme song. There are also umbrella entries, such as "News Broadcasts," whichfeatures an engaging essay on radio news, with capsule biographies of major broadcasters, such as Lowell Thomas and Edward R. Murrow. The author also provides an account of each program, and biographies of the main people involved in the show.
Encyclopedia of American Radio : an A-Z guide to radio from Jack Benny to Howard Stern
Call Number: REF PN1991.3 .U6 L32 2000
This reference book, in 1000+ entries, presents capsule descriptions of radio's most important dramas, comedies, game shows, news programming, and personalities from the 1920s to the present. Includes schedules and show sponsors.
The A to Z listings include hundreds of radio programs Each entry includes cast lists, writers, theme music, openings and closings and descriptions of the programs and their chronology. There are narrative descriptions of such subjects as "Announcers," "Bid Band Remotes," "Soap Operas," and "Quiz Shows."
Radio Programs, 1924-1984 : a catalog of over 1800 shows
Call Number: REF PN 1991.9 .T47 1999
Encyclopedic reference work to 1802 radio programs broadcast from the years 1924 through 1984. Entries include casts, character relationships, plots and storylines, announcers, musicians, producers, hosts, starting and ending dates of the programs, networks, running times, production information and, when appropriate, information on the radio show's adaptation to television. Hundreds of program openings and closings are included.
Radio Stars : an illustrated biographical dictionary of 953 performers, 1920 through 1960