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characters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Gene Fowler Before the Internet brought the world together there was border radio These mega watt border blaster stations set up just across the Mexican border to evade US regulations beamed programming across the United States and as far away as South America Japan and Western EuropeTh. Face it sometimes technology peaks Computers iPods digital radio who needs it What you need in a technology is something that actually sounds better after midnight

Summary Border Radio: Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves

Border Radio: Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves characters Í 9 ↠ Before the Internet brought the world together there was border radio These mega watt border blaster stations set up just across the M Is book traces the eventful history of border radio from its founding in the 1930s by goat gland doctor J R Brinkley to the glory days of Wolfman Jack in the 1960s Along the way it shows how border broadcasters pioneered direct sales advertising helped prove the power of ele. great stories and a nice excuse to listen to some old timey stuff while i read it on my commute feels like a collection of articles that had previously been published independently because there's overlap in information and not a consistent timeline throughout i'd say that dilutes its utility as a historical text just cause it's harder to piece everything together as a series of events but considering each chapter is focused on an individual personality or at times as in the case of the chapter on radio preachers a theme it's understandable still the romanticism and strangeness is all there and the chapter on pappy o'daniel is only interesting to read in parallel with our current huckster president's rise in some ways i found that chapter weirdly comforting if the subject compels you it's worth your time for sure; personally i'm a sucker for this kind of shit

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Border Radio Quacks Yodelers Pitchmen Psychics and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American AirwavesCtronic media as a political tool aided in spreading the popularity of country music rhythm and blues and rock and laid the foundations for today's electronic church The authors have revised the text to include even first hand information and a larger selection of photograph. An easy and interesting read on some of my childhood memories