J.J. Johnson's Aircheck: Life in Music Radio PDF

By J.J. Johnson

think being at the radio and striking out with the various largest song stars of the day while you are nonetheless in highschool. imagine the way it could be to paintings with the leisure humans you had trendy the main, ahead of your twenty first birthday. photograph happening the air in significant 5 significant towns, together with Chicago, San Francisco and l. a., earlier than age 24. In "Aircheck: existence in song Radio," J.J. Johnson takes the reader into the radio stations, the recording studios, the events and the Hollywood hangouts the place most sensible radio, television and film personalities, recording artists, promoting humans and managers all got here to mingle. J.J. Johnson lived the Hollywood glamour existence that the majority humans, even different radio humans, simply dreamed of. during this ebook, he's taking you backstage and makes transparent as to how pre-deregulation radio labored and why it labored that manner. And, occasionally, why it did not paintings. he will consultant you into face-to-face encounters with a number of the iconic artists and seminal occasions of the time; from the landmark community track specified, "Motown 25," the place Michael Jackson made his transition from superstar to celebrity, to the 1992 l. a. riots. He was once there for all of that and lots more and plenty extra. should you have been ever curious as to what was once fairly happening with that man at the back of the audio system on your vehicle, this is often the publication! One veteran said, "You can research extra from those pages than any broadcast college within the country." stated one other; "If you have ever questioned what it's wish to be at the air taking part in song and speaking to the most popular entertainers in tune, television, the flicks, or degree, then learn this e-book. it really is humorous, informative, and insightful." So, organize to satisfy the recognized and the intense; a forged of characters in a global of leisure that turns out too outlandish to were genuine. other than it was.

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