Border Radio Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves

ISBN-10: 0292725353

ISBN-13: 9780292725355

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

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This title traces the eventful history of border radio from its founding in the 1930s by J.R. Brinkley to the glory days of Wolfman Jack in the 1960s.
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List price: $36.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 3/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 371
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188

Gene Fowler is a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), serving in St. Louis, MO. He has a Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and writes about the ministry of care in the congregational setting. In addition to writing about caring for the bereaved, Dr. Fowler is exploring the relationship between congregational transformation and the ministry of care. He also is working on congregational health and illness during this era of Protestant decline in the United States.

Introduction: Turn Your Radio On
Del Rio's Dr. Brinkley: The Big Daddy of Border Radio
Purple Shadow on the Rio Grande: Norman Baker in Nuevo Laredo
Border Blaster at Black Rock
Please Pass the Tamales, Pappy
"Radio Waves Pay No Attention to Lines on a Map"
"Coast to Coast, Border to Border . . . Your Good Neighbor along the Way"
Howlin' on a Quarter Million Watts
Blasting from Baja
Radio Station S-A-V-E-D
That Outlaw X
Selected Bibliography
"Border Radio" song lyrics from Nevada Slim
About the Authors
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