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Music radio; the great performers and programs of the 1920s through early 1960s.


Music radio; the great performers and programs of the 1920s through early 1960s.

Cox, Jim.

McFarland & Co.


369 pages




Cox explores a wide range of musical programming on American radio from the early 1920s through the early 1960s. Some of the popular series discussed include The Bell Telephone Hour, The Bing Crosby Show, and Grand Ole Opry Grand Ole Opry, weekly American radio program featuring live country and western music. The nation's oldest continuous radio show, it was first broadcast in 1925 on Nashville's WSM as an amateur showcase. . There are also individual chapters devoted to such topics as disc jockeys disc jockey (DJ)

Person who plays recorded music on radio or television or at a nightclub or other live venue. Disc jockey programs became the economic base of many radio stations in the U.S. after World War II.
, house bands, and music-based radio contests. The volume is illustrated with b&w historical photographs. Retired college professor Jim Cox
For other uses, see: Jim Cox (disambiguation).

The Honourable James Glennister "Jim" Cox (born 1 October 1945) is a Tasmanian Labor politician and member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly in the electorate of Bass.
 is the author of a number of books on the "golden age" of radio broadcasting The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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