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Hello, Everybody!: The Dawn of American Radio
Hello, Everybody!: The Dawn of American Radio by Anthony Rudel 015101275X 9780151012756
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Hello, Everybody!: The Dawn of American Radio by Anthony Rudel

Long before the internet, another young technology was transformed--with help from a colorful collection of eccentrics and visionaries--into a mass medium with the power to connect millions of people.When amateur enthusiasts began sending fuzzy signals from their garages and rooftops, radio broadcasting was born. Sensing the mediums potential, snake-oil salesmen and preachers took to the air, at once setting early standards for radio programming and making bedlam of the airwaves. Into the chaos stepped a young secretary of commerce, Herbert Hoover, whose passion for organization guided the technologys growth. When a charismatic bandleader named Rudy Vallee created the first on-air variety show and America elected its first true radio president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, radio had arrived.With clarity, humor, and an eye for outsized characters forgotten by polite history, Anthony Rudel tells the story of the boisterous years when radio took its place in the nations living room and forever changed American politics, journalism, and entertainment.

Author: Anthony Rudel

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 416

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 2008-10-06

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