The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkley by R. Alton Lee

By R. Alton Lee

" Tells the tale of the notorious "Goat Gland physician" -- arguable clinical charlatan, groundbreaking radio impresario, and prescient political campaigner -- and recounts his extraordinary rags to riches to rags profession. a favored shaggy dog story of the Twenties posed the query, "What's the quickest factor on 4 legs?" The punch line? "A goat passing Dr. Brinkley's hospital!" it sounds as if John R. Brinkley's virility rejuvenation treatment -- transplanting goat gonads into getting older males -- had taken the state by means of typhoon. by no means brain that "Doc" Brinkley's clinical credentials have been shaky at most sensible and that he prescribed drugs over the airwaves through his high-power radio stations. the fellow equipped an empire. The Kansas clinical Board mixed with the Federal Radio fee to revoke Brinkley's scientific and radio licenses, which numerous courts upheld. to not be stopped, Brinkley began a write-in crusade for Governor. He got extra votes than the other candidate yet misplaced as a result of invalidated and "misplaced" ballots. Brinkley's strategies, relatively using his radio station and private plane, replaced political campaigning eternally. Brinkley then moved his radio clinical perform to Del Rio, Texas, and started working a "border blaster" at the Mexico aspect of the Rio Grande. His rogue stations, XER and its successor XERA, finally broadcast at an antenna-shattering a million watts and weren't just a haven for Brinkley's profitable quackery, but in addition hosted an unparalleled variety of then-unknown nation musicians and different visitors.

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Dewey and Elvis: The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll by Louis Cantor

By Louis Cantor

Beginning in 1949, whereas Elvis Presley and sunlight files have been nonetheless almost unknown--and complete years prior to Alan Freed famously "discovered" rock 'n' roll--Dewey Phillips introduced rock 'n' roll to the Memphis airwaves by way of enjoying Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters on his nightly radio exhibit Red, sizzling and Blue. The mid-South's most well-liked white deejay, "Daddy-O-Dewey" is a part of rock 'n' roll historical past for being the 1st significant disc jockey to play Elvis Presley (and as a consequence to behavior the 1st reside, on-air interview with Elvis). This booklet illustrates Phillips's position in turning a big white viewers directly to formerly forbidden race song. His zeal for rhythm and blues legitimized the sound and set the level for either Elvis's next good fortune and the rock 'n' roll revolution of the Fifties. utilizing own interviews, documentary resources, and the oral heritage collections on the heart for Southern Folklore and the collage of Memphis, Louis Cantor offers a really own view of the disc jockey whereas arguing for his position as a vital a part of rock 'n' roll history.

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Radio Emission of the Sun and Planets by V. V. Zheleznyakov, J. S. Hey

By V. V. Zheleznyakov, J. S. Hey

Foreign sequence of Monographs in usual Philosophy, quantity 25: Radio Emission of the sunlight and Planets offers the starting place of the radio emission of the planets. This ebook examines the phenomenal triumphs completed through radio astronomy of the sunlight process.
Comprised of 10 chapters, this quantity starts off with an outline of the actual stipulations within the higher layers of the sunlight, the Moon, and the planets. this article then examines the 3 features of radio emission, particularly, the frequency spectrum, the polarization, and the angular spectrum. different chapters reflect on the measurements of the depth of the sun radio emission, which point out the life of a decrease restrict. This publication discusses to boot the advanced phenomena of the sporadic sun radio emission. the ultimate bankruptcy offers with the speculation of the radio emission of Venus.
This monograph is a invaluable source for radio astronomers and astrophysicists who're drawn to the nation of investigations in galactic radio astronomy.

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Accountability and the Public Interest in Broadcasting by Andrea Millwood Hargrave

By Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Opposed to a backdrop of great switch in know-how and the economics of broadcasting and new media, this well timed survey of latest attitudes to responsibility and the general public curiosity in broadcasting is predicated on over fifty interviews conducted in four democracies: India, Australia, the united kingdom and the united states.

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Blues Before Sunrise: The Radio Interviews by Steve Cushing, Jim O'Neal

By Steve Cushing, Jim O'Neal

This assortment assembles the simplest interviews from Steve Cushing's long-running radio software Blues ahead of Sunrise, the nationally syndicated, award-winning application concentrating on classic blues and R&B. As either an observer and performer, Cushing has been concerned with the blues scene in Chicago for many years. His candid, colourful interviews with well-liked blues avid gamers, manufacturers, and deejays show the behind-the-scenes international of the adolescence of recorded blues. a lot of those oral histories aspect the careers of lesser-known yet enormously influential blues performers and promoters.

The e-book focuses particularly on pre–World struggle II blues singers, performers energetic in Nineteen Fifties Chicago, and nonperformers who contributed to the early blues international. Interviewees comprise Alberta Hunter, one of many earliest African American singers to transition from Chicago's Bronzeville nightlife to the foreign highlight, and Ralph Bass, one of many maximum R&B manufacturers of his period. Blues professional, author, list manufacturer, and cofounder of Living Blues Magazine Jim O'Neal presents the book's foreword.

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