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Something in the Air

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Something in the Air

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Marc Fisher
publisher:
Random House
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it a B+

In Something in the Air, the Washington Post writer examines the personalities and trends that shaped American radio, including the birth of Top 40, the invasion of shock jocks, and the rise of NPR. Fun Fact In exchange for receiving a writing credit on the song, pioneering jock Alan Freed played Chuck Berry’s ”Maybellene” for two hours straight. Final Word An engaging, impassioned examination of radio’s chameleonic changes over the past 50 years.

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