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

By Bob Edwards

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

For thirty years, Louisville local Edwards was once the voice of nationwide Public Radio's day-by-day newsmagazine courses, co-hosting All issues Considered ahead of launching Morning Edition in 1979. those courses equipped NPR's nationwide viewers whereas additionally bringing Edwards to nationwide prominence. In 2004, besides the fact that, NPR introduced that it might be discovering a alternative for Edwards, inciting protests from tens of millions of his lovers and controversy between his listeners and fellow broadcasters. this present 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 lifestyles in Radio, Edwards recounts his profession as essentially the most very important figures in smooth broadcasting. He describes his highway 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. during the e-book, his sharp observations concerning the humans he interviewed and coated and the colleagues with whom he labored supply a window on 40 years of yank information and at the evolution of public journalism.

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

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Representative Hamilton served in Washington with great class and distinction for another thirty years and cochaired the 9/11 Commission. In August of 1969, I finished my last college semester. After all those long nights, Saturday mornings, and summer semesters, I had met the government’s deadline. Since there was no August commencement ceremony, I walked into the registrar’s office whistling “Pomp and Circumstance” and strolled out with a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Louisville.

For that, he had no peer. He taught us to have the highest respect for the audience—our readers, viewers, or listeners—the consumers of our work. He understood 3 2 a voice in the box that we would be expected to please our bosses, but Ed told us that if our bosses failed the audience, then we should get new bosses. A student teased Ed, accusing him of teaching just two courses: Edward R. Murrow I and Edward R. Murrow II. Ed didn’t dispute that, for he believed Murrow’s principles were still the best.

The TV station carried American news, sports, and entertainment programs on film without the commercials, plus live news and sports reports at 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm ( just like back home) prepared by the AFKN news staff. The radio stations offered rock, country, and other music programs with AFKN staff disc jockeys (army and air force enlisted men). The stations had their pick of any American network’s news and sports features, distributed to all military broadcasting outlets world- 2 3 ar m y wide by the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) in Washington.

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