A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio by Bob Edwards

By Bob Edwards

The host of The Bob Edwards express and Bob Edwards Weekend on Sirius XM Radio, Bob Edwards grew to become the 1st radio character with a wide nationwide viewers to take his percentages within the new box of satellite tv for pc radio. The courses' mixture of long-form interviews and information documentaries has gained many prestigious awards.

For thirty years, Louisville local Edwards used to be the voice of nationwide Public Radio's day-by-day newsmagazine courses, co-hosting All issues Considered sooner than launching Morning Edition in 1979. those courses outfitted NPR's nationwide viewers whereas additionally bringing Edwards to nationwide prominence. In 2004, notwithstanding, NPR introduced that it might be discovering a substitute for Edwards, inciting protests from tens of hundreds of thousands of his fanatics and controversy between his listeners and fellow broadcasters. this day, Edwards maintains to notify the yankee public with a voice identified for its sincerity, intelligence, and wit.

In A Voice within the field: My existence in Radio, Edwards recounts his occupation as essentially the most vital figures in smooth broadcasting. He describes his street to luck at the radio waves, from his early days knocking on station doorways in the course of collage and dealing for American Forces Korea community to his paintings at NPR and induction into the nationwide Radio corridor of popularity in 2004. Edwards tells the tale of his go out from NPR and the release of his new radio ventures at the XM satellite tv for pc Radio community. in the course of the publication, his sharp observations concerning the humans he interviewed and lined and the colleagues with whom he labored supply a window on 40 years of yankee information and at the evolution of public journalism.

A Voice within the field is an insider's account of the realm of yankee media and a desirable, own narrative from some of the most iconic personalities in radio history.

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It was an interesting document, but Landon’s wife, Margaret, had done more lucrative writing. Her book, Anna and the King of Siam, became The King and I, one of the biggest hit musicals of all time. It was an eventful summer for those of us at WTOP. The Watergate break-in occurred in June. C. ” I probably said no more than another sentence or two. A few weeks later, the Washington Post concluded it was more than a local story. 3 7 net w ork The political conventions that summer presented opportunities to earn some overtime.

Bill explained the format and had me do the 8:00 pm newscast. It was February 15, 1974, and I had a new job. When radio began, all stations were noncommercial. They stayed that way in most countries and might have remained commercial-free in the United States if the government had resisted pressure from big business. Most of radio quickly became a new advertising medium, but some stations were licensed to schools, churches, libraries, labor unions, and other nonprofit groups. They were called educational stations until the 1960s.

Prig. I was in shock, wondering what in the name of Edward R. Murrow and all that is holy is this woman doing on a news program. 51 susan There was more to it, of course, including jealousy. Susan had been carrying the network on her back and was treated accordingly. We were supposed to be a team, cohosts, and yet all the attention was going to Susan. Later I learned that the policy of NPR’s publicity department at the time was to throw everything behind Susan. Not only was she marketable, but the suits thought I wouldn’t be at NPR for very long.

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