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Howard Stern Comes Again
by Howard Stern

Language

English

Pages

561

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president.<br /> <br />Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities鈥攄iscussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It鈥檚 one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. <i>Howard Stern Comes Again</i> delivers his answer.<br /> <br />This book is a feast of conversation and more, as between the lines Stern offers his definitive autobiography鈥攁 magnum opus of confession and personal exploration. Tracy Morgan opens up about his near-fatal car crash. Lady Gaga divulges her history with cocaine. Madonna reminisces on her relationship with Tupac Shakur. Bill Murray waxes philosophical on the purpose of life. Jerry Seinfeld offers a master class on comedy. Harvey Weinstein denies the existence of the so-called casting couch. An impressive array of creative visionaries weigh in on what Stern calls 鈥渢he climb鈥濃€攖he stories of how they struggled and eventually prevailed. As he writes in the introduction, 鈥淚f you鈥檙e having trouble finding motivation in life and you鈥檙e looking for that extra kick in the ass, you will find it in these pages.鈥?lt;br /> <br />Interspersed throughout are rare selections from the <i>Howard Stern Show</i> archives with Donald Trump that depict his own climb: transforming from Manhattan tabloid fixture to reality TV star to president of the United States. Stern also tells of his <i>Moby Dick</i>-like quest to land an interview with Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election鈥攐ne of many newly written revelations from the author. He speaks with extraordinary candor about a variety of subjects, including his overwhelming insecurity early in his career, his revolutionary move from terrestrial radio to SiriusXM, and his belief in the power of psychotherapy.<br /> <br />As Stern insightfully notes in the introduction: 鈥淭he interviews collected here represent my best work and show my personal evolution. But they don鈥檛 just show <i>my</i> evolution. Gathered together like this, they show the evolution of popular culture over the past quarter century.鈥?/div>
Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud
by Elvis Duran

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Elvis Duran, host of one of the nation鈥檚 top morning shows and the voice millions of Americans wake up to, shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons all with his trademark heart, honesty, and plenty of humor. </b><br /><br />Elvis Duran鈥檚 nationally syndicated radio program, <i>Elvis Duran and the Morning Show</i>, is America鈥檚 most-listened-to Top 40 morning show and one of the 10 most-listened-to programs in all of radio, heard live by nearly ten million people every morning.<br /> <br /> But his success didn鈥檛 happen overnight. Elvis spent years navigating the wild world of radio as a DJ for hire, working (and partying) in markets around the country before taking over the morning shift at the legendary Z100 in 1996. Over the last twenty years, he has become one of New York City鈥檚 signature voices (<i>Variety </i>calls him 鈥渁 permanent fixture of the area鈥檚 daily commutes鈥? thanks to his show鈥檚 exciting mix of music, new artist discovery<i>, </i>interviews, gossip, and live listener interaction.<br /> <br /> Along the way, Elvis has become known not just for his incisive interviews (and occasional feuds) with pop music鈥檚 biggest stars, but for the show鈥檚 commitment to kindness and positivity and Elvis鈥檚 own candor and openness with his audience.<br /> <br /> Bold, funny, and totally candid, <i>Where Do I Begin? </i>is sure to be loved by anyone who listens to Elvis live every morning鈥攐r anyone who wants to know what really goes on behind the scenes of the pop music machine. It reads like an old friend telling a new story you鈥檝e been dying to hear.
The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying th...
by Crown Archetype

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;/b>From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth鈥攁nd featuring contributions from Meg Wolitzer,聽Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, Wang Ping, and more鈥攁 new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the strength to face the impossible, drawn from the very best ever told on its stages</b><br /><br />Carefully selected by the creative minds at storytelling phenomenon The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of stories told live, onstage and without notes,<i> Occasional Magic</i> features voices familiar and new. Inside, storytellers from around the world share times when, in the face of seemingly impossible situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity that shed light on their lives and helped them find a path forward.聽<br /><br />From a fifteen-year-old saving a life in Chicago to a mother of triplets trekking to the North Pole to a ninety-year-old Russian man recalling his standoff with the KGB, these storytellers attest to the variety and richness of the human experience, and the shared threads that connect us all. With honesty and humor, they stare down their fear, embrace uncertainty, and encourage us all to be more authentic, vulnerable, and alive.
Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Lau...
by Dannagal Goldthwaite Youn...

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

November 01, 2019

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For almost a decade, journalists and pundits have been asking why we don't see successful examples of political satire from conservatives or of opinion talk radio from liberals. This book turns that question on its head to argue that opinion talk is the political satire of the right and political satire is the opinion programming of the left. They look and feel like two different animals because their audiences are literally, two different animals.<br /><br />In <em>Irony and Outrage</em>, political and media psychologist Dannagal Goldthwaite Young explores the aesthetics, underlying logics, and histories of these two seemingly distinct genres, making the case that they should be thought of as the logical extensions of the psychology of the left and right, respectively. One genre is guided by ambiguity, play, deliberation, and openness, while the other is guided by certainty, vigilance, instinct, and boundaries. While the audiences for Sean Hannity and John Oliver come from opposing political ideologies, both are high in political interest, knowledge, and engagement, and both lack faith in many of our core democratic institutions. Young argues that the roles that these two genres play for their viewers are strikingly similar: galvanizing the opinion of the left or the right, mobilizing citizens around certain causes, and expressing a frustration with traditional news coverage while offering alternative sources of information and meaning. One key way in which they differ, however, concludes Young, is in their capacity to be exploited by special interests and political elites.<br /><br />Drawing on decades of research on political and media psychology and media effects, as well as historical accounts and interviews with comedians and comedy writers, Young unpacks satire's liberal "bias" and juxtaposes it with that of outrage's conservative "bias." She details how traits like tolerance for ambiguity and the motivation to engage with complex ideas shape our preferences for art, music, and literature; and how those same traits correlate with political ideology. In turn, she illustrates how these traits help explain why liberals and conservatives vary in the genres of political information they prefer to create and consume.
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
by Charlamagne Tha God

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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An instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God鈥攖he self-proclaimed 鈥淧rince of Pissing People Off,鈥?cohost of Power 105.1鈥檚 <i>The Breakfast</i> <i>Club</i>, and 鈥渢he most important voice in hip-hop鈥濃€攕hares his eight principles for unlocking your God-given privilege.<br /><br />In <i>Black Privilege</i>, Charlamagne presents his often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. This journey to truth begins in the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and leads to New York and headline-grabbing interviews and insights from celebrities like Kanye West, Kevin Hart, Malcolm Gladwell, Lena Dunham, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton.<br /> <br /><i>Black Privilege </i>lays out all the great wisdom Charlamagne鈥檚 been given from many mentors, and tells the uncensored story of how he turned around his troubled early life by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. These life-learned principles include:<br /> <br />-There are no losses in life, only lessons<br /> -Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid鈥攕tarting with yourself<br /> -It鈥檚 not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish<br /> -When you live your truth, no one can use it against you<br /> -We all have privilege, we just need to access it<br /> <br />By combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty no matter the cost, Charlamagne hopes <i>Black Privilege </i>will empower you to live your own truth.
Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
by Bobby Bones

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English

Pages

229

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<p><strong>#1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</strong></p><p>A touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of <em>The Bobby Bones Show</em>, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation.</p><p>Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out鈥攁 dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones, while simultaneously starting <em>The Bobby Bones Show</em> at 105.9 KLAZ. Bobby鈥檚 passions were pop, country music, and comedy, and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry, heard by millions daily. Bobby broke the format of standard country radio, mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean.</p><p>Yet despite the glamour, fame, and money, Bobby has never forgotten his roots, the mom and grandmother who raised him, the work ethic he embraced which saved him and encouraged him to explore the world, and the good values that shaped him. In this funny, poignant memoir told in Bobby鈥檚 distinctive patter, he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio. Bobby doesn鈥檛 shy away from the curves he continues to navigate鈥攊ncluding his obsessive-compulsive disorder鈥攐n his journey to find the happiness of a healthy family.</p><p>Funny and tender, raw and honest, <em>Bare Bones</em> is pure Bobby Bones鈥攕urprising, entertaining, inspiring, and authentic.</p>
Underwriting 101: Selling College Radio (Routledge Communication ...
by Shyrl L. Plum

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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This media sales primer serves as a step-by-step manual to assist students in attaining sales proficiency and confidence. The author employs a practical, hands-on approach, enabling readers to develop valuable professional and interpersonal skills and to improve their options for obtaining sales positions. <i>Underwriting 101</i> covers the activities involved in sales work, such as developing sales kits and presentations, handling objections, writing proposals, closing, and preparing underwriting announcements. Role-playing, sales promotion, r茅sum茅 preparation, and interviewing are also covered.<br /> <br /> Special features include: <br /> <br /> *materials needed to teach the 15 week course, including a syllabus, calls schedule, positioning worksheet, sample proposals, sample r茅sum茅, sample cover letter, and course evaluation; <br /> *comments from former students who have secured sales positions upon completion of the course; <br /> *underwriting announcement guidelines for FCC conformation; and <br /> *a guide to Internet research tools for sales presentation enhancement. <br /> <br /> Intended for upper-level students in radio or broadcast sales courses, <i>Underwriting 101</i> will be useful to sales instructors with or without sales experience. It is also appropriate for use in college radio stations, as a resource for sales departments.<br />
LOST OR FORGOTTEN OLDIES VOLUME 2: Hit Records From 1955 to 1989 ...
by Rembert N Parker

Language

English

Pages

102

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<h3><strong>How can you search for oldies you want to hear when you've forgotten them?</strong></h3><p>Radio doesn't play a lot of those oldies anymore, even though you would enjoy hearing them again. This book offers you access to over 150 links to YouTube videos for Lost or Forgotten Oldies as well as history about the artists and their songs.<br /></p><p>Here are some examples of the music history and trivia you'll find in <em>Lost or Forgotten Oldies Vol 2</em>:<br /></p><ul><li>Doo-wop, Country, R&B, instrumentals, and novelty records that made the top forty but are now ignored by radio stations</li><li>An oldie they wanted to use on the X-Files that got nixed by the singer</li><li>A singer who also starred in a low-budget horror film</li><li>an artist who had two one-hit wonders under two different names</li><li>a group named after a horse</li><li>the sad tale of a singer who had to re-record his first single three times</li><li>a singer from a group with multiple hits who can only use their name in 14 Western Pennsylvania counties</li><li>a group that got their hits in the late sixties by re-recording their songs from the fifties</li><li>a singer whose biggest hit came while on Rowan and Martin鈥檚 Laugh-In</li><li>several hit records that had sequels that completed a story</li><li>a rock group that got nowhere until they recorded in Japan</li><li>a group that was overshadowed when they shared a bill with the Cockroaches</li><h3>Buy the book now and start reliving a past you almost completely forgot about!</h3>
White Line Fever: The Autobiography
by , Lemmy

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 01, 2004

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鈥淔ew could claim with any conviction to have taken more drugs, drunk more bourbon, or entertained more women than Mot枚rhead鈥檚 lead singer.鈥濃€?lt;i>Sunday Times</i><br /><br /><b>鈥淭he heaviest drinking, most oversexed speed freak in the music business.</b>"<br /><br />Ian Fraser Kilmister was born on Christmas Eve, 1945. Learning from an early age that chicks really do appreciate a guy with a guitar, and inspired by the music of Elvis and Buddy Holly, Lemmy quickly outgrew his local bands in Wales, choosing instead to head to Manchester to experience everything he could get his hands on. And he never looked back.<br /><br />Lemmy tripped through his early career with the Rocking Vicars, did roadie work with Jimi Hendrix, and was a member of Opal Butterfly and Hawkwind. In 1975, he went on to create speed metal and form the legendary band Mot枚rhead.<br /><br />During their forty-year history, Mot枚rhead released over twenty albums, won a Grammy, and conquered the rock world with such songs as 鈥淎ce of Spades,鈥?鈥淏omber,鈥?and 鈥淥verkill.鈥?Throughout the creation of this impressive discography, the Mot枚rhead lineup saw many changes, but Lemmy was always firmly at the helm.<br /><br /><i>White Line Fever,</i> a headbanging tour of the excesses of a man being true to his music and his pleasures, offers a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, but always highly entertaining ride with the frontman of the loudest rock band in the world.
Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffus...
by Gabriel Rossman

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English

Pages

199

Publication Date

July 22, 2012

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<p>Despite the growth of digital media, traditional FM radio airplay still remains the essential way for musicians to achieve commercial success. <i>Climbing the Charts</i> examines how songs rise, or fail to rise, up the radio airplay charts. Looking at the relationships between record labels, tastemakers, and the public, Gabriel Rossman develops a clear picture of the roles of key players and the gatekeeping mechanisms in the commercial music industry. Along the way, he explores its massive inequalities, debunks many popular misconceptions about radio stations' abilities to dictate hits, and shows how a song diffuses throughout the nation to become a massive success.</p><br /><p> Contrary to the common belief that Clear Channel sees every sparrow that falls, Rossman demonstrates that corporate radio chains neither micromanage the routine decision of when to start playing a new single nor make top-down decisions to blacklist such politically inconvenient artists as the Dixie Chicks. Neither do stations imitate either ordinary peers or the so-called kingmaker radio stations who are wrongly believed to be able to make or break a single. Instead, Rossman shows that hits spread rapidly across radio because they clearly conform to an identifiable style or genre. Radio stations respond to these songs, and major labels put their money behind them through extensive marketing and promotion efforts, including the illegal yet time-honored practice of payoffs known within the industry as payola.</p><br /><br /><p> <i>Climbing the Charts</i> provides a fresh take on the music industry and a model for understanding the diffusion of innovation.</p>

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