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Howard Stern Comes Again
by Howard Stern

Language

English

Pages

561

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president.<br /> <br />Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities鈥攄iscussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It鈥檚 one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. <i>Howard Stern Comes Again</i> delivers his answer.<br /> <br />This book is a feast of conversation and more, as between the lines Stern offers his definitive autobiography鈥攁 magnum opus of confession and personal exploration. Tracy Morgan opens up about his near-fatal car crash. Lady Gaga divulges her history with cocaine. Madonna reminisces on her relationship with Tupac Shakur. Bill Murray waxes philosophical on the purpose of life. Jerry Seinfeld offers a master class on comedy. Harvey Weinstein denies the existence of the so-called casting couch. An impressive array of creative visionaries weigh in on what Stern calls 鈥渢he climb鈥濃€攖he stories of how they struggled and eventually prevailed. As he writes in the introduction, 鈥淚f you鈥檙e having trouble finding motivation in life and you鈥檙e looking for that extra kick in the ass, you will find it in these pages.鈥?lt;br /> <br />Interspersed throughout are rare selections from the <i>Howard Stern Show</i> archives with Donald Trump that depict his own climb: transforming from Manhattan tabloid fixture to reality TV star to president of the United States. Stern also tells of his <i>Moby Dick</i>-like quest to land an interview with Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election鈥攐ne of many newly written revelations from the author. He speaks with extraordinary candor about a variety of subjects, including his overwhelming insecurity early in his career, his revolutionary move from terrestrial radio to SiriusXM, and his belief in the power of psychotherapy.<br /> <br />As Stern insightfully notes in the introduction: 鈥淭he interviews collected here represent my best work and show my personal evolution. But they don鈥檛 just show <i>my</i> evolution. Gathered together like this, they show the evolution of popular culture over the past quarter century.鈥?/div>
Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud
by Elvis Duran

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Elvis Duran, host of one of the nation鈥檚 top morning shows and the voice millions of Americans wake up to, shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons all with his trademark heart, honesty, and plenty of humor. </b><br /><br />Elvis Duran鈥檚 nationally syndicated radio program, <i>Elvis Duran and the Morning Show</i>, is America鈥檚 most-listened-to Top 40 morning show and one of the 10 most-listened-to programs in all of radio, heard live by nearly ten million people every morning.<br /> <br /> But his success didn鈥檛 happen overnight. Elvis spent years navigating the wild world of radio as a DJ for hire, working (and partying) in markets around the country before taking over the morning shift at the legendary Z100 in 1996. Over the last twenty years, he has become one of New York City鈥檚 signature voices (<i>Variety </i>calls him 鈥渁 permanent fixture of the area鈥檚 daily commutes鈥? thanks to his show鈥檚 exciting mix of music, new artist discovery<i>, </i>interviews, gossip, and live listener interaction.<br /> <br /> Along the way, Elvis has become known not just for his incisive interviews (and occasional feuds) with pop music鈥檚 biggest stars, but for the show鈥檚 commitment to kindness and positivity and Elvis鈥檚 own candor and openness with his audience.<br /> <br /> Bold, funny, and totally candid, <i>Where Do I Begin? </i>is sure to be loved by anyone who listens to Elvis live every morning鈥攐r anyone who wants to know what really goes on behind the scenes of the pop music machine. It reads like an old friend telling a new story you鈥檝e been dying to hear.
The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying th...
by Crown Archetype

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;/b>From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth鈥攁nd featuring contributions from Meg Wolitzer,聽Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, Wang Ping, and more鈥攁 new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the strength to face the impossible, drawn from the very best ever told on its stages</b><br /><br />Carefully selected by the creative minds at storytelling phenomenon The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of stories told live, onstage and without notes,<i> Occasional Magic</i> features voices familiar and new. Inside, storytellers from around the world share times when, in the face of seemingly impossible situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity that shed light on their lives and helped them find a path forward.聽<br /><br />From a fifteen-year-old saving a life in Chicago to a mother of triplets trekking to the North Pole to a ninety-year-old Russian man recalling his standoff with the KGB, these storytellers attest to the variety and richness of the human experience, and the shared threads that connect us all. With honesty and humor, they stare down their fear, embrace uncertainty, and encourage us all to be more authentic, vulnerable, and alive.
Rocking America: How the All-Hit Radio Stations Took Over - An In...
by Rick Sklar

Language

English

Pages

394

Publication Date

November 23, 2019

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ROCKING AMERICA is legendary program director Rick Sklar's acclaimed story of how he developed and perfected the much-imitated, all-hit radio format that kicked off the boom years of rock & roll radio, and turned Musicradio 77 WABC into the most listened-to station in the history of broadcasting.<br /><br />Sklar recounts the crazy promotional stunts, the antics and genius of disc jockeys like "Cousin Brucie" Morrow, Murray the K and Alan Freed, the ratings wars, and the rise of the superstars whose earliest records he played and "made" -- Paul Anka, the Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Elton John and dozens more.<br /><br />It is THE story of rock & roll radio in the 1960s and 1970s.<br /><br />----------<br /><br />RICK SKLAR began his radio career just after radio shifted from the live drama, comedy and big band music he grew up with to the playing of records, when rock & roll was becoming America's popular music. After sharing an office with early rock & roll deejay Alan Freed at New York's WINS, Sklar went on to become program director of WABC, a post he held for more than a decade. He refined the Top 40 format, hired deejays with distinctive, listener-friendly personalities, hatched wildly creative promotions and contests, and gave the station a sound so distinctive, audiences knew it was WABC the second the dial landed on it. No radio station has garnered a larger radio audience in the history of the medium.<br /><br />Sklar went on to produce syndicated music and talk radio for the ABC network, was the first programmer to air radio psychologists in afternoon drive instead of after midnight, and was an early champion of satellite radio.
Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
by Bobby Bones

Language

English

Pages

229

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<p><strong>#1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</strong></p><p>A touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of <em>The Bobby Bones Show</em>, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation.</p><p>Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out鈥攁 dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones, while simultaneously starting <em>The Bobby Bones Show</em> at 105.9 KLAZ. Bobby鈥檚 passions were pop, country music, and comedy, and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry, heard by millions daily. Bobby broke the format of standard country radio, mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean.</p><p>Yet despite the glamour, fame, and money, Bobby has never forgotten his roots, the mom and grandmother who raised him, the work ethic he embraced which saved him and encouraged him to explore the world, and the good values that shaped him. In this funny, poignant memoir told in Bobby鈥檚 distinctive patter, he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio. Bobby doesn鈥檛 shy away from the curves he continues to navigate鈥攊ncluding his obsessive-compulsive disorder鈥攐n his journey to find the happiness of a healthy family.</p><p>Funny and tender, raw and honest, <em>Bare Bones</em> is pure Bobby Bones鈥攕urprising, entertaining, inspiring, and authentic.</p>
Underwriting 101: Selling College Radio (Routledge Communication ...
by Shyrl L. Plum

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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This media sales primer serves as a step-by-step manual to assist students in attaining sales proficiency and confidence. The author employs a practical, hands-on approach, enabling readers to develop valuable professional and interpersonal skills and to improve their options for obtaining sales positions. <i>Underwriting 101</i> covers the activities involved in sales work, such as developing sales kits and presentations, handling objections, writing proposals, closing, and preparing underwriting announcements. Role-playing, sales promotion, r茅sum茅 preparation, and interviewing are also covered.<br /> <br /> Special features include: <br /> <br /> *materials needed to teach the 15 week course, including a syllabus, calls schedule, positioning worksheet, sample proposals, sample r茅sum茅, sample cover letter, and course evaluation; <br /> *comments from former students who have secured sales positions upon completion of the course; <br /> *underwriting announcement guidelines for FCC conformation; and <br /> *a guide to Internet research tools for sales presentation enhancement. <br /> <br /> Intended for upper-level students in radio or broadcast sales courses, <i>Underwriting 101</i> will be useful to sales instructors with or without sales experience. It is also appropriate for use in college radio stations, as a resource for sales departments.<br />
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
by Charlamagne Tha God

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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An instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God鈥攖he self-proclaimed 鈥淧rince of Pissing People Off,鈥?cohost of Power 105.1鈥檚 <i>The Breakfast</i> <i>Club</i>, and 鈥渢he most important voice in hip-hop鈥濃€攕hares his eight principles for unlocking your God-given privilege.<br /><br />In <i>Black Privilege</i>, Charlamagne presents his often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. This journey to truth begins in the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and leads to New York and headline-grabbing interviews and insights from celebrities like Kanye West, Kevin Hart, Malcolm Gladwell, Lena Dunham, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton.<br /> <br /><i>Black Privilege </i>lays out all the great wisdom Charlamagne鈥檚 been given from many mentors, and tells the uncensored story of how he turned around his troubled early life by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. These life-learned principles include:<br /> <br />-There are no losses in life, only lessons<br /> -Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid鈥攕tarting with yourself<br /> -It鈥檚 not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish<br /> -When you live your truth, no one can use it against you<br /> -We all have privilege, we just need to access it<br /> <br />By combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty no matter the cost, Charlamagne hopes <i>Black Privilege </i>will empower you to live your own truth.
Hello, Everybody!: The Dawn of American Radio
by Anthony Rudel

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

April 01, 2008

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<b>鈥淎 lively overview鈥?of this pre-internet mass-communication tool and 鈥渢he entrepreneurs and evangelists, hucksters and opportunists鈥?who flocked to it (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /><br /> Long before the Internet, another young technology was transforming the way we connect with the world. At the dawn of the twentieth century, radio grew from an obscure hobby into a mass medium with the power to reach millions of people.<br /> 聽<br /> When amateur enthusiasts began sending fuzzy signals from their garages and rooftops, radio broadcasting was born. Sensing the medium鈥檚 potential, snake-oil salesmen and preachers took to the air, innovating styles of mass communication and entertainment while making bedlam of the airwaves. Into this wild new frontier stepped a young secretary of commerce, Herbert Hoover, whose passion for organization transformed radio into an even more powerful political, cultural and economic force. When a charismatic bandleader named Rudy Vall茅e created the first on-air variety show and America elected Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who communicated with the public through his famous fireside chats, radio had arrived.<br /> 聽<br /> With extensive knowledge, humor, and an eye for outsized characters forgotten by history, Anthony Rudel tells the story of the boisterous years when radio took its place in the nation鈥檚 living room.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淓ntertaining and informative.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Denver Post</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淩udel, with extensive professional radio experience, revels in the enterprising personalities who set up shop on this technological frontier.聽.聽.聽.[And] vividly re-creates the anything-goes atmosphere of the ether鈥檚 early days.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Booklist</i>
Broadcasting Baseball: A History of the National Pastime on Radio...
by Eldon L. Ham

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

July 29, 2011

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There is a long-standing relationship between broadcasting and sports, and nowhere is this more evident than in the marriage of baseball and radio: a slow sport perfectly suited to the word-painting of broadcasters.<br /> This work covers the development of the baseball broadcasting industry from the first telegraph reports of games in progress, the influence of early pioneers at Pittsburgh鈥檚 KDKA and Chicago鈥檚 WGN, including the first World Series broadcast, the launch of the Telstar Satellite, the Carlton Fisk homerun in the 1975 World Series, which changed how baseball is broadcast, through the latest computer graphics, HD television, and the Internet.
White Line Fever: The Autobiography
by , Lemmy

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 01, 2004

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鈥淔ew could claim with any conviction to have taken more drugs, drunk more bourbon, or entertained more women than Mot枚rhead鈥檚 lead singer.鈥濃€?lt;i>Sunday Times</i><br /><br /><b>鈥淭he heaviest drinking, most oversexed speed freak in the music business.</b>"<br /><br />Ian Fraser Kilmister was born on Christmas Eve, 1945. Learning from an early age that chicks really do appreciate a guy with a guitar, and inspired by the music of Elvis and Buddy Holly, Lemmy quickly outgrew his local bands in Wales, choosing instead to head to Manchester to experience everything he could get his hands on. And he never looked back.<br /><br />Lemmy tripped through his early career with the Rocking Vicars, did roadie work with Jimi Hendrix, and was a member of Opal Butterfly and Hawkwind. In 1975, he went on to create speed metal and form the legendary band Mot枚rhead.<br /><br />During their forty-year history, Mot枚rhead released over twenty albums, won a Grammy, and conquered the rock world with such songs as 鈥淎ce of Spades,鈥?鈥淏omber,鈥?and 鈥淥verkill.鈥?Throughout the creation of this impressive discography, the Mot枚rhead lineup saw many changes, but Lemmy was always firmly at the helm.<br /><br /><i>White Line Fever,</i> a headbanging tour of the excesses of a man being true to his music and his pleasures, offers a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, but always highly entertaining ride with the frontman of the loudest rock band in the world.

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