ARCHIVES OF THE AIRWAVES (Vol. 3) by Roger Paulson
Everything from A&P Bandwagon to Ivan Cury is covered in Volume 1 in an overwhelming amalgamation of biographical material that is sure to please the casual observer as well as the steadfast researcher of radio and early recorded sound. Birthdates, deathdates, credit lists, cross- referenced with alternate show names, Archives of the Airwaves far surpasses any book on radio history ever before published. Volume 2 contains everything from Dad and Junior to Bob Hope!
Upon discharge from the army he was hired to build a small radio station (then WWRI) in West Warwick, Rhode Island. After that was completed he moved on toBoston to work in both radio and television at WHDH which later became WCVB. While working with other OTR buffs he began collecting and trading radio shows on tape locally and later with others around the country. He collected over two thousand programs, both old and new books on radio shows. At this point discovering so much contradictory information, he decided to write a bookthat would be as accurate and complete as possible which he titled Archives of the Airwaves. After spendingso much timeat the library reading microfilms ofthe New York Times radio articles, program schedules, and obits; he bought his own microfilm reader and reels and reels of past year's Variety newspaper. He also corresponded by mail (no internet then) and telephone with dozens of radio personalites who at that time had not yet passed away. Finally after twenty years of work and still more years to get his work published it is now available.
BearManor Media has released four volumes of Roger C. Paulson’s seven volume series titled Archives of the Airwaves. The epic encyclopedia of old-time radio is acclaimed as one of the most complete and accurate books ever written on the subject.
The encyclopedic series reviews old-time radio from the 1930s to 1950s. Everything from A&R Bandwagon to Ivan Cury is covered in Volume 1 in an overwhelming amalgamation of biographical material that is sure to please the casual observer as well as the steadfast researcher of radio and early recorded sound. Volume 2 continues everything from Dad and Junior to Bob Hope.
This massive tome has been 20 years in the making and is a must for any fan of radio.
Paulson, a resident of Massachusetts, began his passion for radio during the 1940s with his juvenile ear glued to a loudspeaker. In 1946, while on a trip to New York City with his parents, he had often heard over the air. This experience eventually let to a 40-year career in radio and television broadcasting.
During the 1970s, Paulson began collecting tapes and books on old-time radio, and after listening to the tapes and reading the books he decided to author a complete, accurate and readable encyclopedia on OTR that he titled Archives of the Airwaves.
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