Pittsburgh's Golden Age of Radio

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Pittsburgh is the birthplace of radio, the location of many of radio's first and most influential stations and broadcast personalities, and a key market for the development of new formats. Pittsburghers' reaction to the music they heard on the radio helped to break records and create stars. Radio provided an unprecedented audience for live performances by local artists. After the big band era, radio gave voice to pop, rock and roll, and rhythm and blues. Pittsburgh's Golden Age of Radio celebrates the city's radio history, deejays, contests, concerts, public service, and promotions from radio's beginnings in the 1920s through the late 1970s, when listening on FM exceeded that on AM for the first time.
ISBN: 9780738572239
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In 1970, KDKA hired Pittsburgher Ed Salamon to publicize its 50th anniversary. This led him to a career in radio, including programming a New York radio station, partnering with Dick Clark in a radio network, and serving as president of programming for the Westwood One Radio Network. He has also taught radio programming at Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University. The images in Pittsburgh's Golden Age of Radio have been collected primarily from those who worked in Pittsburgh radio who also contributed their memories.
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