Radio rides the range : a reference guide to western drama on the air, 1929-1967
- edited by Jack French and David S. Siegel ; foreword by Will Hutchins.
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
- Physical description
- x, 232 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220) and index.
- Foreword by Will Hutchins
- The programs
- Appendix 1: Series with insufficient data to classify or describe
- Appendix 2: Time line of western programs
- Appendix 3: Western programs on mainstream radio
- Appendix 4: Sources for audio copies of western programs
- Appendix 5: sources for scripts of western programs.
- Publisher's Summary
- This is a comprehensive encyclopedia to the more than 100 radio programs portraying the American West, in fact and fiction, to generations of listeners from the Great Depression through the Cold War era. Both the popular and lesser known series, as well as would-be offerings that never made it past the audition stage, are included. Each entry describes the series, the extent to which it was based on actual facts, the audience it was written for, and its broadcast history. The descriptions also examine how the programs reflected society's changing social and cultural attitudes towards racial and ethnic minorities and the role of women. The availability of surviving audio copies and original scripts is noted. An extensive bibliography and several appendices provide additional sources of information about Western programming during the Golden Age of Radio.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786471461 20160612
- Publication date
- 9780786471461 (softcover : alk. paper)
- 0786471468 (softcover : alk. paper)
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