Michael Endelman
January 12, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Something in the Air

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

We gave it a B+

The Washington Post writer examines the trends that shaped American radio, from the birth of Top 40 to the invasion of shock jocks to the rise of NPR.

Fun Fact
In exchange for receiving a writing credit on the song, pioneering DJ Alan Freed played Chuck Berry’s ”Maybellene” for two hours straight.

Final Word
An engaging look at radio’s evolution over the past 50 years.

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