As in many other cities, Cincinnati listeners have kept their ears tuned to their local radio stations for music, news, and entertainment for nearly a century. Cincinnati enjoyed several unique broadcast stories ranging from some of the earliest forays into radio dramatics to the country’s first 500,000-watt superpower radio station. Listeners were treated to such up-and-coming celebrities as Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Andy Williams, and “Fats” Waller; the rise of three major communications corporations; and an amazing array of nationally broadcast network shows and talents that, for a brief period, placed the city’s broadcasters behind only New York and Chicago in terms of importance. In word and pictures, longtime Cincinnati radio host Mike Martini captures the first 50 years of that golden era of the city’s radio history.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.