While cultural historians and media scholars have been looking at television for decades, they have only recently turned their eyes (and ears) to radio. Studies of television rarely acknowledge that many of its forms-soap operas, situation comedies, quiz shows, sportscasts, etc.-all evolved out of the earlier medium. The essays collected here demonstrate that radio set patterns that have effected all forms of media that have followed it, and also look at how it has survived the coming of media that supposedly made it obsolete.
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Author Biography - Michele Hilmes
Michele Hilmes is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Hollywood in the Age of Television: From Radio to Cable and Radio Voices: American Broadcasting 1922-1952. Jason Loviglio is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.