The Airwaves of New York
Illustrated Histories of 156 AM Stations in the Metropolitan Area, 1921?1996
Bill Jaker , Frank Sulek and Peter Kanze
Foreword by Joe Franklin
68 photos, bibliography, index
215pp. softcover (8.5 x 11) 2008 
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From its inception in New York City, radio dramatically changed the city. The five boroughs became, in some ways, more united through the medium, as common concerns were aired and given wider attention. But as radio focused more on entertainment, the city lost the last of its small town origins, as people left the front stoop for the living room.
This heavily illustrated history traces the development and influence of AM radio in the New York metropolitan area, as well as providing technical data and program schedules of the stations.
About the Author:
Bill Jaker is a producer for WSKG Public Television in Binghamton, New York. The late Frank Sulekwas a radio producer for the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Peter Kanze co-produced the BBC/Billboard series Twenty-five Years of Rock, managed WARY-FM at Westchester Community College and is retired as a studio engineer for the ABC Radio Network.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Joe Franklin vii
THE METROPOLITAN AM RADIO STATIONS 23
Appendix: New York Sports on the Radio 193
Selected Bibliography 195
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