By Michael Endelman
January 09, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

Something in the Air

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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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