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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>In this <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, host of one of the nation鈥檚 top morning shows Elvis Duran shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons with his trademark honesty and 鈥渂ighearted, deliciously warm鈥?(Barbara Corcoran, star of ABC鈥檚 <i>Shark Tank</i>) 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 from the 鈥渕an who has been as big a part of the industry鈥檚 success as anyone鈥?(Ryan Seacrest).
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>
Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties 1960-1969 (Blast from...
by LinDee Rochelle

Language

English

Pages

376

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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Laugh and live (again) through the continued fun and frolicof <b>Blast from Your Past! Book 2: Rock & Roll Radio DJs ~ The SwingingSixties</b>. <br />聽<br /><b><<</b>Note from the author: A super fun book towrite and I hope it's just as fun for you to read. Apparently though, it wasn'tmade clear in either the 1950s or 1960s books that ALL of the DJs representedwith full stories were personally interviewed by me, either in a phone orin-person interview (or with the closest relative, for those who are notrecently deceased after 2010). <br />聽<br />A critic commented that this book was "snippets of other booksand conversations." Not so. Every DJ story is my original work based on ourrecorded interviews--and what fun it was to chat with these dynamic pioneeringradio men and women who colored our world with Rock & Roll music "back inthe day." <br />聽<br />I am a trained and experienced journalist and am skilledenough to create my own stories; of course, other sources are occasionallyquoted, for which I tried to remember to properly credit. (I am not, however,infallible or "young," so errors are possible). And, although I asked each DJfor "original true tales," several are well-known and either have told similarstories in their own books or interviewed with other media.<b>>></b><br />聽<br />In <b>BFYP Book 2</b> you'll meet familiar disc jockeys fromthe 1950s*, like <b>Cousin Brucie</b>, <b>Doctor Don Rose</b> and <b>Jim Stagg</b>,as we continue their wild-and-crazy days behind the mic. And there are manymore who join them in this lively romp down Memory Lane. Behind-the-mic truetales keep the turntables spinning through 1960s musical history. <br />聽<br />Remember <b>Joey Reynolds</b>, <b>Tom Donahue</b>, and <b>ShotgunTom Kelly</b>? They helped change the course of broadcasting. And of course,you'll learn how, when and where, the "Original Rock & Roll DJ," <b>WolfmanJack</b>, learned to hoooowwwwlll! C'mon along, let's have some fun and Rock& Roll All Night Long!<br /><br /><br />For the <b>Blast from Your Past</b> book series, more than40 DJs were interviewed, and the 1960s reflect a good many of them. The storiesare at times, painfully short. Why "painfully"? Because a couple of them had somuch fun as DJs that their lives could merit a whole book. Leaving anything funand interesting out, for the sake of the book's size, was indeed, painful!<br />聽<br />*Blast from Your Past!鈩?series is atwenty-five-year tribute (1954-1979) and legacy to those pioneering DJ icons ofour Golden Days of Rock & Roll Radio--the royalty of the airwaves whobrightened our mornings and capped off our nights. Don't forget <b>Book 1: TheFirst Five Years 1954-1959</b>; and coming soon, the Golden finale, <b>Book 3:The Psychedelic Seventies</b>.
The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television: A Blow-by-Blow ...
by Frederick V. Romano

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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Radio and television broadcasting were as important to the growth and popularity of boxing as it was to the reshaping of our very culture. In <i>The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television</i>, Frederick V. Romano explores the many roles that each medium played in both the development and the depiction of the sport. Principal among the topics covered are the ever-changing role of technology during the four-decade-plus period, how it impacted the manner in which the sport was presented to its public audience, the exponential growth of those audiences, and the influence radio and television had on the financial aspects of the sport, including the selective use of radio and television and the financial boom that the mediums created.<br /><i>The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television</i> also assays radio and boxing during World War II, the role of organized crime, and the monopolistic practices during the television era. Romano also presents a detailed account of announcers such as Don Dunphy and Ted Husing who brought the action to the listeners and viewers, the many appearances that boxers including Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, and Rocky Marciano made on radio and television when they were not in the ring, and the mediums鈥?portrayal of the sport in an array of programming from drama to comedy. This is a must-have for all serious boxing fans.
Blast from Your Past! Rock & Roll Radio DJs: the First Five Years...
by LinDee Rochelle

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

January 14, 2013

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Welcome Boomers! Coast to coast, border to border, DJs, disk (disc)jockeys, deejays, announcers, jocks - whatever term you remember them by - are the focus of the <b>Blast from Your Past!</b>(TM) book series. <br /><br />First up on the spinning turntable, <b>BFYP Book 1</b>, <i>The First Five Years 1954-1959,</i> offers fun memories swirling around our energetic keepers of the music world. <br /><br />Every DJ story is an original creative work, based on the author's recordedinterviews with more than 40 pioneering DJs across the country. Unlessotherwise noted, all interviews were conducted with the DJ either inperson or by telephone.<br /><br />Reminisce with us about a time when itwas so cool to hang out with our friends, dancing to a tinny transistorradio, while our favorite DJ shouted out what songs to listen to, whatrecords to buy, and when the next sock hop will happen. The DJs were our buddies, mentors, and confidantes in an era ripe for change. <br /><br />Remember ... <b>Cousin Bruce Morrow </b>(WABC/NY), <b>Ron Riley</b> (WLS/Chicago), Forrest <b>"Frosty" Mitchell</b> (KIOA/Des Moines), <b>Dr. Don Rose</b> (KUTL/Tulsa), and <b>Jack Vincent</b> (KCBQ/San Diego). The <b>Blast from Your Past!</b> book series is dedicated to the ultimate Rock & Roll Radio DJ - <b>Wolfman Jack</b>!<br /><br />The decade began in WWII's end-recovery and prosperity, with televisionsurging into popularity and teasing our imaginations. Hugely popularfamily radio shows scuttled the airwaves for the boob tube. Then alongcame a new kinda music that catered to the mushrooming teenagepopulation - "When Rock Rescued Radio!"<br /><br />Through BFYP, more than15 pioneering Rock & Roll Radio disc jockeys share with you theirbehind-the-microphone tales of amusement and mayhem. They found just the right music to draw us in. <b>Alan Freed hollered</b>, "Let's Rock & Roll!" and radio was back in business.<br /><br />We can all look back at it now with a lopsided grin and a knowing wink. We were THERE. (Oh, and if you weren't ... you're gonna love learningabout what your grandparents or great-grandparents did when they wereyoung!)<br /><br /><i>Blast from Your Past! Rock & Roll Radio DJs: the First Five Years 1954-1959</i> is just the beginning of author Rochelle's <b>Blast from Your Past! </b>series. Rochelle's intro offers a capsule of Rock & Roll's evolution andweaves nostalgia, trivia, and personal anecdotes around theunadulterated fun of the DJs' stories. <br /><br />Large and small radiomarkets throughout the country - WIBG/Philly, WINS/NY, KCBQ/San Diego,WOKY/Milwaukee, KIOA/Des Moines, KAFY/Bakersfield (CA), WCYN/Cynthiana(KY) and many more - provide backdrops that will amuse and amaze. C'monalong as we hopscotch down Memory Lane! <br /><br />BFYP ... <i>The First Five Years</i> (eBook & print available) is a terrific read - and it sets the stage for <b>Book 2</b>, <b>Blastfrom Your Past! <i>Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties</i></b>.There you'll delight in the continuing sagas of the first 15, and meetanother couple dozen DJs, plus 2 bands! The popular bands attribute asignificant amount of their success to a friendly DJ. <br /><br />Following <b>Books 1 & 2</b>, soon, <b>Book 3</b> Rocks on in <b>BFYP </b><i>Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Psychedelic Seventies</i>. Anticipation 鈾?... look for it in late 2020.<br /><br />Foreword by Lonnie Napier, Wolfman Jack's 25-year friend and business VP;Special Introduction by Bill Gardner, DJ extraordinaire and the inspirationforhis two younger brothers to follow him into the radio biz.
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
by Charlamagne Tha God

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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.
The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying th...
by Crown Archetype

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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.
Paul Harvey's America: The Life, Art, and Faith of a Man Who Tran...
by , David Holland

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 29, 2009

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<i>New York Times</i> best selling biographer Stephen Mansfield and coauthor David A. Holland present a fascinating look at America鈥檚 most popular radio host. You鈥檒l discover how the brutal murder of his father shaped Paul Harvey鈥檚 life and career; how a high school teacher helped launch him in radio; the truth behind his brief and controversial career in the Air Force; why he was arrested for breaking into a secure research laboratory during the Cold War; why he proposed to his wife, 鈥淎ngel,鈥?on their very first date鈥攁nd why it took her a year to say yes; the important role of faith in his life; and how his immeasurable contributions to broadcast history transformed American culture.
Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of R...
by Jessica Abel

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

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<p><b>A <i>Library Journal</i> Best Book of 2015<br /><br />Go behind the scenes of seven of today鈥檚 most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including <i>This American Life</i> and <i>RadioLab</i>, in graphic narrative.</b><br />聽<br />Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download <i>This American Life</i>, <i>The Moth</i>, <i>Radiolab</i>, <i>Planet Money</i>, <i>Snap Judgment</i>, <i>Serial</i>, <i>Invisibilia </i>and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. <i>Out on the Wire</i> offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling鈥攐ne that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. <br />聽<br />With the help of <i>This American Life</i>'s Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details. Jad Abumrad of <i>RadioLab</i> talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while <i>Planet Money</i>鈥檚 Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad鈥攔eally mad鈥擨ra Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Informative and engaging, <i>Out on the Wire</i> demonstrates that narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today.</p>

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