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The Art of Sportscasting : How to Build a Successful Career

1888698241


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Book Description
This no-holds-barred, play-by-play manual on professional sportscasting gives you an inside course at the sportscaster's challenges and victories.

About the Author
Author Tom Hedrick has been the "Voice" of professional and college teams for 43 years, including the Kansas City Chiefs (KCMO Radio), Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, University of Kansas Jayhawks, and Nebraska Cornhuskers. For CBS Radio, Tom called three Super Bowls and nine Cotton Bowls. Although he earned state and National Sportscaster of the Year awards seven times, Tom considers his greatest accomplishment to be his 30 years as a teacher and mentor to sportscasting hopefuls: every one of his students has succeeded in gaining entry into this exciting and challenging profession.


Charlie All Night
Jennifer Crusie
077832107X
December 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Booklist
". . . [Cruise] has a wicked sense of humor, keen insights . . . and a way of making her characters seem genuine . . ."

People magazine
"Cruise has a gift for concocting nutty scenarios and witty one-liners. . ."

See all Editorial Reviews


Hot Blooded
Lisa Jackson
0821768417
August 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
First One Dead Body... A prostitute lies strangled in a seedy French Quarter hotel room. Miles away, in a rambling plantation house on the sultry shores of Lake Ponchartrain, popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening crank call. All in a day's work for a celebrity. Who would think to link the two? Then Another... A second hooker's corpse turns up. Samantha's ominous caller persists, along with a mysterious female claiming to be a woman from her past -- a woman who's been dead for years. With Detective Rick Bentz convinced that the serial killer prowling the shadowy streets of New Orleans is somebody close to Samantha, she doesn't dare trust anyone. Especially not Ty Wheeler, her seductive new neighbor who seems to know more about her than a stranger should. ...And Another Somebody has...


Border Radio
Gene Fowler
0292725353
Mar 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Review
Christopher H. Sterling and Michael C. Keith Communication Booknotes Quarterly : This book adds immeasurably to our appreciation and understanding of the power the aural medium possesses to mirror and shape culture.

Book Description
From reviews of the first edition: "The magic of [a] wildly colorful chapter in broadcast history lives on in this entertainingly informative look at the forces and the people who contributed to the rise of the medium." --Chicago Tribune "Characters like Wolfman Jack, Reverend Ike, Norman Baker, "Dr." J. R. Brinkley, Pappy O'Daniel and others were master showmen and tremendously successful salesmen. Secret-formula medicines, magic prayer cloths, Crazy Water Crystals, and goat-gland rejuvenations are just part of this often hilarious telling of this...


OFDM and MC-CDMA for Broadband Multi-User Communications, WLANs and Broadcasting
Lajos Hanzo, et al
0470858796
September 19, 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"The authors have provided numerous system designs, derivations, modulations, simulations and graphs to enhance the reader's ability to grasp theoretical concepts." (E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 6)

Book Description
Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) is a method of digital modulation in which a signal is split into several narrowband channels at different frequencies.

CDMA is a form of multiplexing, which allows numerous signals to occupy a single transmission channel, optimising the use of available bandwidth.  Multiplexing is sending multiple signals or streams of information on a carrier at the same time in the form of a single, complex signal and then recovering the separate signals at the receiving end.

Multi-Carrier (MC) CDMA is a...



And the Crowd Goes Wild: Relive the Most Celebrated Sporting Events Ever Broadcast
Joe Garner
1402200315
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
What baseball fan doesn't get goosebumps when hearing, "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" Who--hockey fan or not--doesn't feel a little bit giddy whenever they hear Al Michaels shout, "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!" Who doesn't grin when they hear Univision sportscaster Andres Cantor demonstrate his lung capacity by bellowing, "Gooooaaaal!" And who can forget "The Play" in the Cal vs. Stanford game when the Bears came back to win in the final seconds--bowling over a trombone player in the process? From an admittedly scratchy recording of Babe Ruth's memorable World Series home run in 1932 to the dramatic penalty shootout win in the 1999 Women's World Cup, And the Crowd Goes Wild captures history's greatest sports calls.

The two CDs accompanying this collection feature 47 original sports calls,...



Absolute Beginner's Guide to Podcasting
George Colombo
0789734559
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Has anyone ever told you that you should be on radio? While radio can be hard to break into, podcasting lets you put your voice and talents to work to create your own broadcast to be distributed over the Internet to millions of people. Absolute Beginner's Guide to Podcasting is the aspiring podcaster's handbook. Authors George Colombo and Curtis Franklin will guide you through creating, editing, and syndicating your podcast, from the kinds of equipment you need to how to design a podcast that will reach the widest audience possible to legal issues faced by podcasters. You'll also learn how to: Design a podcast that grabs - and keeps - an audience! Choose the right tools - recording software, microphones, and other equipment Create an engaging show persona - podcasting is more than just talking! Craft...


Passport to World Band Radio, New 2006 Edition (Passport to World Band Radio)
Lawrence Magne
0914941615
December 25, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
World band radio is a trusted source of daily entertainment and crisis reporting for millions of Americans. Passport, the #1 seller in the field, provides exactly what world band listeners want.


The War of the Worlds: The Most Famous Radio Broadcast of All Time!
H. G. Wells
1570195501
January 2003
Compact Disc
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Book Description
Original uncut Radio Broadcast! on the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars! Martians invaded New Jersey! The famous panic broadcast that shook the world starring Orson Welles. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


World Radio TV Handbook WRTH: The Directory of Global Broadcasting (World Radio TV Handbook)
George Jacobs (Editor)
0823059367
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
•For Dxers, radio listeners and broadcaster professionals alikeThe most comprehensive source available on medium wave, shortwave, FM broadcast, and television broadcast information, this handbook continues to be the ultimate guide for the serious radio listener. This sixtieth edition for the year 2006 contains special anniversary articles and updates all broadcast information.


The Pearl
Angela Elwell Hunt
0849943663
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

She had the perfect life until the accident. Now science offers an opportunity to replace what she has lost--but at what cost?

Diana and Steve Sheldon had it all--successful careers, nice home, a lovely teenage daughter, an adorable five-year-old son. But when a freak accident ravages their happy family, Diana, a professional radio counselor, finds herself viewing the world through new eyes of grief--and accepting ideas and situations she would have considered unacceptable only a few weeks before.

When a research foundation offers to restore her loss through a medical marvel, Diana is convinced she has found the answer to her family's anguish. Determined to sacrifice anything that stands between her and healing for her broken heart, she proceeds along a dangerous course, never dreaming that healing might...



I Hid It Under the Sheets
Gerald Eskenazi
082621620X
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism
Bob Edwards
0471477532
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Edwards, who has hosted NPR's Morning Edition since 1979 (though he's just announced his retirement from that post, as of April 30 of this year), examines the charismatic career and pioneering efforts of renowned newsman Murrow for Wiley's Turning Points series. Murrow's broadcasting innovations were indeed significant turning points. Joining CBS in 1935, when radio news usually focused on such preplanned events as parades and flower shows, Murrow ran the network's European Bureau by 1937 and became a celebrity in 1940 with his stunning rooftop broadcasts of the London Blitz: "Listeners in comfortable living rooms all across the United States were hearing Britons being bombed in real time." Creating a cadre of WWII correspondents, Murrow flew on 25 combat missions, delivering dramatic reports on everything from...


How to DJ Right: The Art and Science of Playing Records
Frank Broughton, Bill Brewster
0802139957
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
DJs have gone from being underpaid live jukeboxes to becoming premier entertainers, producers, businessmen, and musicians capable of commanding admiration from thousands and earning serious money. Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the definitive history of the DJ. Now they gather their mastery of the artistic and technical aspects of being a DJ into a clear, accessible, and entertaining guide. How to DJ is the perfect guide -- from the most basic keys to establishing a music collection and a distinctive sound, to elementary record-spinning, to the complex skills of scratching, hot-mixing, and beat-juggling, as well as the inimitable art of creating an evening of sound that is perfectly timed, balanced, and unforgettable. Diagrams throughout illustrate phrases, beat timing, and song...


Telecommunications Breakdown
C. Richard Johnson
0131430475
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This book helps readers build a complete digital radio that includes each part of a typical digital communication system. Chapter by chapter, the learner creates a Matlab realization of the various pieces of the system—exploring the key ideas along the way, and in the final chapter “puts it all together” to build a fully functional receiver. For communication systems builders.

From the Back Cover
The fundamental principles of telecommunications have remained much the same since Shannon's time. What has changed, and is continuing to change, is how those principles are deployed in technology. One of the major ongoing changes is the shift from hardware to software. Telecommunication Breakdown: Concepts of Communication Transmitted via Software-Defined Radio...


The Radio Station, Fifth Edition
Michael C. Keith
0240803884


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Review
'Teachers will like the fifth edition of The Radio Station...So will radio managers willing to hire inexperienced employees. Hand this to someone who is starting out or is familiar with only one part of the station. It walks you through management, sales, news, programming, engineering, ability reports and so on.' - Paul McLane, Radio World, December 2000

Book Description
Ten years after its original publication, The Radio Station, now in its fifth edition, is considered the standard work on this audio medium. It remains a concise and candid guide to the internal workings of radio stations and the radio industry. A comprehensive blueprint, this book details the functions performed successfully within every well-run station. Not only will readers understand how each job is best...


Standing in the Rainbow
Fannie Flagg
080411935X
June 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From the talented storyteller whose Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe became a beloved bestseller and a successful film comes a sprawling, feel-good novel with an old-fashioned beginning, middle and end. The predominant setting is tiny Elmwood Springs, Mo., and the protagonist is 10-year-old Bobby Smith, an earnest Cub Scout also capable of sneaking earthworms into his big sister's bed. His father is the town pharmacist and his mother is local radio personality Neighbor Dorothy (whom readers will recognize from Flagg's Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!). In 1946, Harry Truman presides over a victorious nation anticipating a happy and prosperous future. During the next several decades, the plot expands to include numerous beguiling characters who interact with the Smith family among them, the Oatman...


One Night
Debbie Macomber
006108185X
August 1994
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description

Love is on the air

Morning deejay Carrie Jamison spouts the quirky
brand of comedy Kansas City loves to wake up to.
She's skyrocketing in the ratings, and her quick
wit has won her the admiration of everyone at
KUTE radio -- except Kyle Harris. A serious,
no frills newscaster, Kyle disapproved of Carrie's
antics, and isn't afraid to broadcast his feelings
to her or anyone else. When the tension between
them approaches a meltdown, the station
manager delivers a shocking ultimatum:
Carrie and Kyle must make nice or end up
on the unemployment line.

With so much at stake, how hard could it be to
give peace a chance? As they both open up to the
possibility, they are startled to discover how
simple it is. And, even more surprising, how
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A Tower in Babel
Erik Barnouw
0195004744
Dec 1966
Hardcover
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Book Description
Tells how radio and television became an integral part of American life, of how a toy became an industry and a force in politics, business, education, religion, and international affairs.


Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad
Mike Greenberg
1400064384
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
SportsCenter and ESPN Radio mainstay Greenberg wanted to be a journalist, but changed his mind when he was asked, while working at a smalltown newspaper, to interview the mother of a high school valedictorian who had just tragically died. Greenberg moved on to covering sports and never looked back, believing there's nothing better than "investing everything into something that means absolutely nothing." Indeed, his book resembles Seinfeld, with its lightly humorous yet serious renditions of everyday minutiae. Divided into transcripts from some of Greenberg's radio monologues and journal entries about his family life, the book is another entry in the Men Are from Mars... school of sociological observation. Greenberg's viewpoint on the opposite sex essentially involves his subtitle: describing the things he does...


The Radio Broadcasting Industry
Alan B. Albarran
0205307914
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Perhaps no form of mass media has undergone as much change and evolution as radio, which continues to reinvent itself today. This book introduces radio - from early history to current programming, ownership and regulatory developments - and previews future technological considerations. By placing a strong emphasis on the business of radio, readers develop a complete understanding of the industry and of how radio stations attract and retain an audience that could be spending its time with other media forms. For anyone interested in Radio, the Broadcasting Industry, Media Economics, and Media Management.

From the Back Cover
Perhaps no form of mass media has undergone as much change and evolution as radio, which continues to reinvent itself today. This book introduces...


Digital Radio Broadcasting
Chip Morgan
0240805526
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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Frangipani
Celestine Hitiura Vaite
0316114669
February 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this whimsical, charming novel (her first to be published in the U.S.), Vaite introduces readers to proud "professional cleaner" Materena Mahi, one of the spunkiest, wisest, lovingest women on the island of Tahiti. With her combustible husband missing after a minor domestic squabble, Materena learns she's pregnant with a daughter. What will she do? Move on—until Pito moves back, of course. "Girls hurt their mother from the day they come into this world.... Girls are a curse," say some island women, but Matarena is delighted with her baby, Leilani, who soon grows into a free-spirited, curious, and sometimes troublesome girl. Materena instructs Leilani in all the folk knowledge of Tahiti—e.g., "To get rid of unwanted guests without hurting their feelings, broom around their feet"—but she can't...


Excelsior, You Fathead!: The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd
Eugene B. Bergmann
1557836000
November 1, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Although the prolific, multitalented Shepherd (1921-1999) was an actor, author, emcee, recording artist and screenwriter (A Christmas Story), he's remembered by many as a late-night radio raconteur , who for 21 years on New York City's WOR-AM mixed heartland humor and hip, sardonic rants with memories of his Indiana youth. This prismatic portrait affirms Shepherd's position as one of the 20th century's great humorists. Railing against conformity, he forged a unique personal bond with his loyal listeners, who participated in his legendary literary prank by asking bookstores for the nonexistent novel I, Libertine (when Ian Ballantine had Shepherd and Theodore Sturgeon make the fake real, PW called it "the hoax that became a book"). Storyteller Shepherd's grand theme was life itself; Marshall McLuhan called...


Torch
Cheryl Strayed
0618472177
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A family founders after a mother's death in Strayed's beautifully observed debut. Teresa Rae Wood was a teen mother and an abused wife who escaped to Minnesota, fell in love, raised good kids and started hosting a radio program called Modern Pioneers. "Work hard. Do good. Be incredible," Teresa tells her listeners, because that's what she does—until she's diagnosed with cancer and learns she has only months to live. As her loving common-law husband, Bruce, and her children, Claire (a bright, responsible college senior), and Josh, (a brooding 17-year-old), face Teresa's dying and death, Strayed shows how grief can divide people when they need each other the most. Bruce vows to kill himself, but then stumbles into a marriage with his neighbor; Claire drops out of school, cheats on her boyfriend and stops...


Broadcasting in America: A Survey of Electronic Media
Sydney W. Head, et al
0618054197
September 2000
Paperback
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Book Description

The best-selling text in the field for nearly 40 years, Broadcasting in America offers authoritative coverage of electronic media both as products of contemporary social forces and as social forces in their own right. While taking a domestic focus, the text also offers an entire chapter on issues affecting international broadcasting. The text's multidisciplinary perspective enables students to examine the role electronic media play in such academic areas as economics, law, history, and social sciences. In addition, the authors provide the most up-to-date information on broadcasting trends, including wireless communication.



Hollywood and Broadcasting
Michele Hilmes
0252068467
Dec 1999
Paperback
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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, Third Edition
Graham Jones
0240807006
April 13, 2005
Paperback
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Review
"A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers By Graham Jones is going to be a valuable reference book for the broadcast industry. I recommend it for people in the industry who need to know more about the world of Broadcast Engineering. Jones does an outstanding job of explaining complex technical issue to non-engineers. This book is long overdue!!" - Raymond Benedict, President of the Society of Broadcast Engineers

"This is the book for anyone wanting to understand broadcast technology. While it is an easy read for those without a technical background, it is also a great resource for the experienced engineer." - Mark Richer, President of the Advanced Television Systems Committee

Book Description
Important Updates!
This third edition has been reorganized and updated...

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