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Right of the Dial The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio

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ISBN-10: 0865479968

ISBN-13: 9780865479968

Edition: N/A

Authors: Alec Foege

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InRight of the Dial, Alec Foege explores how the mammoth media conglomerate evolved from a local radio broadcasting operation, founded in 1972, into one of the biggest, most profitable, and most polarizing corporations in the country. During its heyday, critics accused Clear Channel, the fourth-largest media company in the United States and the nation’s largest owner of radio stations, of ruining American pop culture and cited it as a symbol of the evils of media monopolization, while fans hailed it as a business dynamo, a beacon of unfettered capitalism. What’s undeniable is that as the owner at one point of more than 1,200 radio stations, 130 major concert venues and promoters, 770,000…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Alec Foege has written forRolling Stone,The New York Times,New York,People,Spin,Playboy,Details, and many other national publications. He currently is a contributing writer at Fortune Small Business. His previous books areConfusion Is Next: The Sonic Youth StoryandThe Empire God Built: Inside Pat Robertson’s Media Machine. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.