Gordon McLendon

Some of Gordon's more memorable motion picture promotional campaigns were for such films as The Guns of Navarone, ... Gordon and B. R. created the McLendon Radio Pictures Corporation as the production arm of their motion picture ...

Author: Ronald Garay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313266768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Those interested in radio history "will be entranced by the biography about undeniably the most important figure in radio programming and management at mid-century." (David MacFarland) This fast-paced biography describes problems in station ownership, management, the development of a major network system, live and recreated baseball and football programming, the "re-invention" of radio in the 1950s, to compete with TV and print media, Top 40 music hits, disc jockey programming, and the use of local news. Important concerns regarding the Federal Communications Commission, editorializing, and public interests are considered as well.

Crack of the Bat

A History of Baseball on the Radio James R. Walker. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Ronald Garay, Gordon McLendon: The Maverick of Radio (Westport ...

Author: James R. Walker

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803277434

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 328

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The crack of the bat on the radio is ingrained in the American mind as baseball takes center stage each summer. Radio has brought the sounds of baseball into homes for almost one hundred years, helping baseball emerge from the 1919 Black Sox scandal into the glorious World Series of the 1920s. The medium gave fans around the country aural access to the first All-Star Game, Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, and Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ’Round the World.” Red Barber, Vin Scully, Harry Caray, Ernie Harwell, Bob Uecker, and dozens of other beloved announcers helped cement the love affair between radio and the national pastime. Crack of the Bat takes readers from the 1920s to the present, examining the role of baseball in the development of the radio industry and the complex coevolution of their relationship. James R. Walker provides a balanced, nuanced, and carefully documented look at radio and baseball over the past century, focusing on the interaction between team owners, local and national media, and government and business interests, with extensive coverage of the television and Internet ages, when baseball on the radio had to make critical adjustments to stay viable. Despite cable television’s ubiquity, live video streaming, and social media, radio remains an important medium through which fans engage with their teams. The evolving relationship between baseball and radio intersects with topics as varied as the twenty-year battle among owners to control radio, the development of sports as a valuable media product, and the impact of competing technologies on the broadcast medium. Amid these changes, the familiar sounds of the ball hitting the glove and the satisfying crack of the bat stay the same.

Encyclopedia of Radio 3 Volume Set

Gordon McLendon gave several reasons for his departure from radio. First, he felt he had achieved all that he had wanted in radio and had few challenges remaining in the industry. Second, he was tired of the many struggles he had ...

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135456498

Category: Reference

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Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the Encyclopedia of Radio includes more than 600 entries covering major countries and regions of the world as well as specific programs and people, networks and organizations, regulation and policies, audience research, and radio's technology. This encyclopedic work will be the first broadly conceived reference source on a medium that is now nearly eighty years old, with essays that provide essential information on the subject as well as comment on the significance of the particular person, organization, or topic being examined.

Baseball Over the Air

Appendix B Gordon McLendon Recordings in the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University Library The largest repository of Gordon McLendon's radio broadcasts, including many of the recreated games discussed in the text, is contained in ...

Author: Tony Silvia

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786430666

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

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This narrative contains the documentation and interpretation of two imaginative pastimes (radio and baseball) and illuminates each in a unique manner. It integrates radio and baseball historically, sociologically, and culturally using the common themes of imaginative expression. This book is a unique approach into the magic of radio's imaginative power. Broadcasting baseball on the radio has brought many millions of Americans an imaginative link to a game that is built upon recollections of athletic achievement that ring far truer in our "sweet imaginations." Through the use of our imaginations, we can see the game itself as more than just a game, but a gateway to an imaginative realm beyond the reality of everyday life.

Texas Monthly

Photograph by Peter Calvin T| he first time I saw Gordon McLendon in person, I understood how Dorothy felt when she followed Toto behind the curtain in Oz. A good portion of my younger days had been spent hooked on one of McLendon's Top ...

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Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.

Kiplinger s Personal Finance

One of the latest guides to making a fortune is Get Really Rich in the Coming Super Metals Boom (Pocket Books; $4.95), by Gordon McLendon, a former sports broadcaster, radio station owner and, according to a cover blurb, ...

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The most trustworthy source of information available today on savings and investments, taxes, money management, home ownership and many other personal finance topics.

Biographical Dictionary of Radio

Other Radio Ventures Gordon McLendon made radio history of an offbeat nature in 1961 when he decided to provide citizens of Sweden with commercial Top 40 radio. An earlier visit to the country had convinced McLendon that the ...

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136993763

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.

Turn It Up American Radio Tales 1946 1996

Gordon. McLendon. The crucifixion took place over dinner. “Change the call letters,” said the consultant. “Blow up the format! The station will never come back!” Hyman Childs, the owner of KKDA-FM/Dallas, lost his appetite.

Author: Bob Shannon

Publisher: Austrianmonk Publishing

ISBN: 9781615845453

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 454

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A history of music radio between 1946 and 1996 told in 58 profiles of the medium's leading personalities.

Hearings Before the President s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Yes ; he had mentioned Gordon McLendon to me . Mr. GRIFFIN . While you were dating Jack , how often did Jack contact Mr. Paul ? Mrs. NICHOLS . Well , I don't know how often he contacted him . I would see him around the club quite ...

Author: Estados Unidos. President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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Investigation of the Assassination of President John F Kennedy

Yes ; he had mentioned Gordon McLendon to me . Mr. GRIFFIN . While you were dating Jack , how often did Jack contact Mr. Paul ? Mrs. NICHOLS . Well , I don't know how often he contacted him . I would see him around the club quite ...

Author: United States. Warren Commission

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ISBN: UVA:X001691359

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