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The role played by guerrilla radio in the liberation struggle will not be lost to history, thanks to books like this.
President and Mrs. Roosevelt enjoying after-luncheon conversation with patients of the Warm Springs Foundation.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal battle with polio, and his steady hand while overseeing a national eradication campaign, highlights decisive leadership against a virus that terrified America.
The famous Hindenburg tragedy was heard around the world via recorded radio journalism.
When the USSR launched the world’s first satellite, Sputnik 1 didn’t do much other than regularly “beep” over the radio. Yet, this simple sound is associated with the beginnings of space exploration.
The Portuguese colonisers were not the only ones who could use radio for control. A new book tells how popular radio broadcasts from Angola’s liberation fighters were used as weapons in the struggle.
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Even though they were a product of apartheid’s propaganda broadcasting machine, Zulu language radio dramas proved subversively powerful by reflecting communal black life and creating new stars.
Joseph Goebbels, left, shows the ‘people’s receiver’ to Adolf Hitler at a radio exhibition in 1933.
Under an authoritarian government, freedoms can come at a steep – and lasting – price.
Graham McNamee called the 1928 World Series between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals.
Radio legend Graham McNamee was baseball’s first broadcast star. So why did it take 74 years for the National Baseball Hall of Fame to honor him?
Country music executives seem intent on crafting a homogenous genre for the masses.
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For 50 years, country music executives in Nashville have tried to dilute the genre’s rich, diverse history.
BB King performs in Hamburg, Germany in this 1971 photograph.
Before being crowned the “King of the Blues,” a young Riley King honed his on-stage persona and made crucial contacts as a radio DJ.
Fear of the unknown: would free radio broadcasts hurt gate receipts?
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With owners deeply divided over radio, a 20-year tug-of-war would ensue.
This may be the fight that started all the hoopla
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In the 1920s American sports became big business, a billion dollar industry with “stars” created by the media and represented by professional agents and promoters. One of the pioneers of this new industry…
Carols by Candlelight is a fixture of the Australian festive season.
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The strange northern hemisphere tradition of the television “Christmas Special” is somewhat alien to us on this end of the world. No Mr Bean with a turkey on his head or fantastically awkward Christmas…