Handbook of Old-Time Radio

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Intended for both the casual listener and the serious hobbyist or researcher, this one-volume handbook includes a descriptive log of more than 2,000 different programs, with casts, announcers, network, length of program, duration of appearance, availability, and, where appropriate, story lines; categorized logs of more than 4,500 programs, organized by type of program; separate characters covering each type of program, with historical information and guidelines for researching and understanding each category of old-time radio programming; descriptions of the better-known premiums offered during radio's Golden Age; a history of the networks; a chapter on resources available for those interested in acquiring old-time programs, reference material, and/or memorabilia; and indexes of over 8,000 performers and program titles.

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Robert C. Reinehr is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, where he taught from 1981 until his retirement in 1999.

Jon D. Swartz was Chief of Psychological Services, Central Counties Center for Mental Health-Mental Retardation, Temple, Texas, from 1990 until his retirement in 1999.

Reinehr and Swartz are the co-authors of Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio (Scarecrow Press, 2008).

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Information on the production and airing of these shows has previously been widely scattered and often accessible, but the Handbook... brings it all home in one volume... remarkably comprehensive...easy-to-use... (American Libraries)

...an invaluable listing of all the famous old shows, with information on what's available today on tape and how to order... (B'nai B'rith Magazine)

Public and academic libraries and old-time radio buffs will enrich their radio-history collections with the comprehensive Handbook of Old-Time Radio> (Booklist)

The Handbook stands as the most useful, authoritative general source about old radio programs. (Wilson Library Bulletin)

...an excellent old time radio 'Bible'...a solid piece of scholarship...Serious hobbyists and researchers will find it invaluable....a browser's delight....Anyone with an appreciation for nostalgia will thoroughly enjoy Swartz and Reinehr's book. (The Latest Word)

...very adequately provides the needed information, including number of programs available for each performer, to make delightful browsing for any and all people... (Journal of American Culture)

Public and academic libraries and old-time radio buffs will enrich their radio-history collections with the comprehensive Handbook of Old-Time Radio (Booklist)

...a carefully indexed guide...Libraries with full collections on broadcasting should consider this volume.... and hard-core collectors should have one on their shelves. This is a classic labor of love and pulls a good deal of information together in one place. (Communication Booknotes Quarterly)

...the best old-time radio book published since 1976.... this is definitely a book all OTR buffs can use... (The Big Reel)

...impressive reference to the Golden Age of radio...It is intended for both the casual listener to programs from radio's Golden Age as well as the serious hobbyist or researcher....Collectors will find highly useful descriptions...importance of Handbook...cannot be overstated. A tremendous body of research, it belongs in every collector's library. (The Inside Collector)

...the most comprehensive volume currently available on the subject... (Classic Images)

This book intends to provide scholars and hobbyists a comprehensive, one-volume guide to OTR....a worthy addition to any library with an interest in popular culture, popular entertainment, or mass media and broadcasting. (CHOICE)

It is worth the price because it is so complete....recommend it highly for the serious OTR fan. (Airwaves)

...a handy reference for the OTR fan. (Sperdvac Radiogram)

...a good one-stop source for information about Old-Time Radio....covers so much more information in a single, usable source that public and academic libraries with an interest in Old-Time Radio, broadcasting, popular culture, or history will find this a welcome addition. (Reference Quarterly)

Recommended for interested readers, form the hobbyist to the researcher. (American Reference Books Annual)

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