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Some books: License Manual for the Radio Amateur, Fundamentals of Radio Communications, ARRL Operating Manual (for the Ham), Who Really Invented Radio?, Directory of World Band Radio, Audels Radiomans Guide, Shortwave Listener’s Q and A Book, Radio Theory and Servicing, Old Radio Sets, Radios: the golden age, Lew McCoy on Antennas, Principles of Radio, Up and Down the Dial of British Radio, Writing for Radio, many more.

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CORE BOOKS – Broadcasting, Mass Communications

Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication

University of Minnesota Libraries 2016

“Will support an engaging and interesting course experience for students that will not only show them the powerful social, political and economic forces that will affect the future of media technology, but will challenge students to do their part in shaping that future.” – Open Textbook Library Website. Broadcasting history.

Broadcasting/Cable and Beyond: an Introduction to Modern Electronic Media

Dominick, Joseph R., et al.
McGraw-Hill 1993

Broadcasting/Cable and Beyond provides a comprehensive yet manageable view of the broadcasting and cable industries, with coverage of history, regulation, economics, and career opportunities.

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Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology

Dorf, Richard C.
CRC/Taylor & Francis 2005

Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology represents a concise yet definitive collection of key concepts, models, and equations in the fields of broadcasting and optical communication, thoughtfully gathered for convenient access.
Addressing the challenges involved in modern communications networks, Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology explores communications, information theory, and devices, covering all the basic information needed for a thorough understanding of these areas. It also examines the emerging areas of adaptive estimation and optical communication, including lightwave technology, long-distance fiber optic communications, and photonic networks. Articles include defining terms, references, and sources of further information.

Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution that Shaped a Generation

Fisher, Marc
Random House 2007

A sweeping, anecdotal account of the great sounds and voices of radio–and how it became a bonding agent for a generation of American youth.

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A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable

Gordon, John Steele
Walker 2002

Today, in a world in which news flashes around the globe in an instant, time lags are inconceivable. In the mid-nineteenth century, they were a fact of life. The United States was remote from Europe, the center of world affairs—communication was only as quick as the fastest ship could cross the Atlantic—and instant contact seemed as unlikely then as walking on the moon did in the 1950s.
The Civil War had barely ended, however, when the Old and New Worlds were united by the successful laying of a cable across the Atlantic in 1866. John Steele Gordon’s book chronicles this extraordinary achievement, one of the greatest engineering feats of the nineteenth century and perhaps of all time. It was an epic struggle, requiring a decade of effort, numerous failed attempts, millions of dollars in capital, a near disaster at sea, the overcoming of seemingly insurmountable technological problems (many of them entirely unforeseen before work commenced), and uncommon physical, financial, and intellectual courage. In the end, their accomplishment literally changed the world. Transatlantic cables — History.

Telecommunications: An Introduction to Electronic Media

Gross, Lynne S.
W.C. Brown 1988

This concise well-written text teaches students the essentials of telecommunications, whether they are consumers or future media practitioners. Telecommunications: An Introduction to Electronic Media, 7/e divides into two main sections: Section I focuses on the various media forms (i.e. commercial radio, cable television) and Section II focuses on the functions of media (i.e. programming, advertising). The chapters may be read in any sequence (with a glossary helping readers with unfamiliar terms if later chapters are read first).

Broadcasting in America: A Survey of Electronic Media

Head, Sydney W. et al
Houghton Mifflin 2001

This text will introduce you to the exciting changes taking place in electronic media. It will help you examine the emerging information infrastructure and the accelerating convergence of various electronic media forms.

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Voice of America: A History

Heil, Alan L.
Columbia University 2003

The Voice of America is the nation’s largest publicly funded broadcasting network, reaching more than 90 million people worldwide in over forty languages. Since it first went on the air as a regional wartime enterprise in February 1942, VOA has undergone a spectacular transformation. Alan L. Heil, Jr., former deputy director of VOA, chronicles this remarkable transformation from a fledgling short wave propaganda organ during World War II to a global multimedia giant encompassing radio, the Internet, and 1,500 affiliated radio and television stations across the globe.

Communications and Broadcasting

Henderson, Harry
Facts on File 2007

This volume explores the inventors and inventions that have made modern communications and broadcasting possible and the scientific ideas used to visualize and build new communications devices. Each of the inventions discussed has had profound societal effects that go beyond entertaining people and helping them communicate.

Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age

Knopper, Steve
Soft Skull 2010

For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of the most glamorous, high-profile industries in the world — and the advent of file sharing brought it to its knees. In a comprehensive, fast-paced account full of larger-than-life personalities, Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper shows that, after the incredible wealth and excess of the ’80s and ’90s, Sony, Warner, and the other big players brought about their own downfall through years of denial and bad decisions in the face of dramatic advances in technology. Sound recording industry — History.

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Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media (5 vols)

An Annual Guide to Publications and Broadcasting Stations, including newspapers, journals, radio stations, television stations, and cable systems

Miskelly, Matthew, ed.
Gale 2016

Vol 1: U.S. & Canada: Alabama-New Hampshire
Vol 2: U.S. and Canada: New Jersey-Wyoming, Canada
Vol 3: U.S. and Canada: Broadcast Networks and News and Feature Syndicates, Indexes and Tables
Vol 4: U.S. and Canada: Regional Market Index
Vol 5: International: International Indexes.

Wireless Nation: The Frenzied Launch of the Cellular Revolution in America

Murray, James B. Jr.
Perseus 2001

‘Wireless Nation’ is two fascinating stories in one; It’s the sensational account of the entrepreneurs and corporate barons who built America’s wireless industry, and an insider’s perspective on the greatest government boondoggle of our time. Written by industry insider James B. Murray, Jr., ‘Wireless Nation’ details how the genesis of the cell phone business became the biggest federal giveaway since the Oklahoma Land Rush – and the most misguided one in history. From 1985 on, the U.S. government essentially ran a casino, awarding invaluable spectrum licenses – the coveted permits needed to run cell phone systems – via lottery.

Tools for Podcasting

Olmsted, Jill
American University 2019

If you’re interested in learning about the growing universe of podcasting, how it works and finding tools and inspiration to create your own podcast, this online resource is for you. My focus is on audio podcasting and this practical guide will help you navigate the technology and best practices in an easy-to-understand handbook.

Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

Roberts, Jasmine
Ohio State University Libraries 2016

Good writing skills are important in today’s competitive work environment. This is especially the case for communication-related professions such as public relations, brand communication, journalism, and marketing. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries emphasizes practical application of academic inquiry to help readers improve their writing skills.

Introduction to Telecommunications

Rosengrant, Martha A.
Prentice Hall 2002

It is essential that readers understand both the technical concepts and the application of the concepts in the industry. This edition uses analogies, case studies and multiple diagrams to explain concepts and help reduce the complexity of the technical subject matter. Layering, organizing and making the information meaningful is the foundation behind the design and structure of this book. The first layer presents a high level view of the subject matter; terms are introduced and overviews presented. The second layer focuses on fundamental concepts such as protocols, the OSI layer and so forth. Once the core concepts have been defined, they are then incorporated into real world scenarios that are used to merge the theory with the application.

Starting Your Career in Broadcasting : Working On and Off the Air in Radio and Television

Schneider, Chris
Allworth 2012

Packed with advice from top personalities including Bob Costas, Chris Berman, Larry King, Jim Lampley, Bob Kingsley, Rene Syler, Troy Aikman, plus station managers and other broadcasting pros, all sharing stories of how they got their start in broadcasting. Chapters explore specific on-air and behind-the-scenes jobs; broadcasting schools and what they teach; what news and program directors seek in job applicants; tips for being effective on the air; how an aspiring broadcaster can buy airtime; weathering the ups and downs of a competitive industry; and much more.

Broadcasting in America: A Survey of Electronic Media

Sterling, Christopher H., et al.
Houghton Mifflin 1998

“Broadcasting in America” offers authoritative coverage of electronic media. While taking a domestic focus, the text also offers an entire chapter on issues affecting international broadcasting. The text’ s multidisciplinary perspective enables students to examine the role of electronic media in economics, law, history, and social sciences. In addition, the authors provide the most up-to-date information on broadcasting trends, including wireless communication.

Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music

Suisman, David
Harvard Univ. 2009

From Tin Pan Alley to grand opera, player-pianos to phonograph records, David Suisman’s Selling Sounds explores the rise of music as big business and the creation of a radically new musical culture. Around the turn of the twentieth century, music entrepreneurs laid the foundation for today’s vast industry, with new products, technologies, and commercial strategies to incorporate music into the daily rhythm of modern life. Popular songs filled the air with a new kind of musical pleasure, phonographs brought opera into the parlor, and celebrity performers like Enrico Caruso captivated the imagination of consumers from coast to coast. Selling Sounds uncovers the origins of the culture industry in music and chronicles how music ignited an auditory explosion …

Vintage Books on Telecommunications History

VINTAGE BOOKS – Telecommunications PDF, Telecom History

Telegraph Engineering

Hausmann, Erich
Van Nostrand 1922

Subtitle: “A manual for practicing telegraph engineers and engineering students”.
“Considers overland and submarine telegraph engineering in their ordinary and also in their less commonly discussed applications. Among the latter are included fire alarm and police patrol systems, telautograph, television, and military induction systems. Does not deal with wireless work.”

Selected Articles on Government Ownership of Telegraph and Telephone

Judson, Katharine B., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1914

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

Wireless Telegraphy and Wireless Telephony; An Elementary Treatise

Kennelly, Arthur Edwin
Moffat, Yard 1913

“One of the best works for the general reader, clear, untechnical, authoritative. Incorporates the development in wireless telegraphy since the first edition (1906) and adds description of wireless telephony.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11.

Principles of Wireless Telegraphy

Pierce, George Washington
McGraw-Hill 1910        Dewey Dec.    384

“Excellent work for the student, scientific and authoritative. its distinguishing features are its completeness as to practical points and the amount of information on recent developments.” -A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11. Telegraph, Wireless.

Telephonology. A Description of Modern Telephone Appliances

Van Deventer, Harry Randolph
McGraw-Hill 1910        Dewey Dec.    384

Subtitle: “A common sense treatise of the erection, equipment and maintenance of telephone exchanges. Line, instrument and switchboard troubles and their remedies”.
“Very complete, simple presentation of practically all phases of telephone work, for practical men or students not expert in telephone matters.” -A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11.

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Vintage Books on Radio Broadcasting History

VINTAGE BOOKS – Radio Broadcasting

Radio Amateur’s Hand Book

Collins, Frederick
Rowe 1922 Dewey Dec. 384

Outline of Radio

Hogan, John Vincent Lawless
Little, Brown 1923 Dewey Dec. 384

Radio For Everybody

Lescarboura, Austin C.
Scientific American 1922 Dewey Dec. 384

Subtitle: “Being A Popular Guide To Practical Radio-Phone Reception And Transmission And To The Dot-And-Dash Reception And Transmission Of The Radio Telegraph, For The Layman Who Wants To Apply Radio For His Pleasure And Profit Without Going Into The Special Theories And The Intricacies Of The Art.”

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