American Radio Networks: A History by Jim Cox

By Jim Cox

This ebook is a background of business broadcast radio networks within the usa from the Twenties to the current. It covers the 4 transcontinental webs that operated through the pre-television Golden Age, plus neighborhood and local hookups, and the advancements that experience happened within the many years in view that, together with the influence of tv, upward push of the disc jockey, the increase of speak radio and different really expert codecs, implications of satellite tv for pc know-how and consolidation of networks and native stations.

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S. Navy 1942–1945. Following the war he returned to Young & Rubicam as vice president for radio and television. In 1949, Weaver made the transition that was to establish him as an icon in American entertainment programming development. He joined NBC that year as vice president in charge of television, and his creative instincts coupled with demonstrated ability thrust him into the president’s office in December 1953. In the interim, the boy wonder busied himself by launching several features that were to make indelible impressions on broadcasting.

Each evening Schechter would pick wood shavings from his hair and head home to listen to Lowell Thomas, the authoritative newscaster with his worldwide sources,” a media historiographer noted. In his strategic post, Schechter revealed just what an individual possessing a telephone— his lifeline to the world—could achieve. For a decade, he gathered news tips supplied by publicity agents working for NBC affiliates around the country. Prompted by those bits of data as well as what he read in the newspapers, he placed phone calls everywhere seeking follow-up details.

V. Kaltenborn (a transplant from CBS), Herbert Kaplow, Irving R. Levine, Merrill Mueller and more. S. Office of War Information in 1942, was a vice president at MBS (1945–1950), and returned to NBC at mid-century. At that time he helped create Today for its television network, serving as first executive producer in 1950 to 1952. From 1952–1973, Schechter ran his own PR shop, and succumbed to death at 81 on May 24, 1989, at Southhampton, New York. In the twilight years of a great radio network, meanwhile, between 1955 and 1975, NBC’s 32 AMERICAN RADIO NETWORKS Monitor multiplied the traditions Abe Schechter set into motion.

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