Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Radio Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

Most recent edition (third).

  • Author: ARRL Inc.
  • Publisher: ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio; 3rd edition (May 15, 2014)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Radio
  • ISBN: 978-1625950130
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.75 x 11 inches



Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

Fun, large-type challenges for fans of the TV show “Friends” We all looked forward to watching the next episode of “Friends” – now we can relive the enjoyment with a book of themed puzzles, each reminding us of another aspect of this great series. Word Search puzzles for lovers of the wonderful blockbuster series, “Friends”. Each of the puzzles relates to the locations, characters, and actors featured in the show. Clues and Puzzles are in Large Print and Easy on the Eyes Word Search Puzzles Double Jumbles Tons of Trivia Fun to do and easy on the eyes. A Perfect Gift for any Fan of the Series Hours of Entertainment Enjoyable, Relaxing, and Fun Book is Printed as 8 ½ X 11 for Ease of Use Includes Pages of “Friends” Trivia A treasure trove of fun and challenges all about the characters, actors, creators, and locations surrounding the hugely popular TV show “Friends”.

  • Author: Miranda Powell
  • Publisher: Independently published; Large type / Large print edition (November 25, 2019)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1711728872
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.22 x 11 inches


3. Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

Add a Scope to Your Ham Shack Oscilloscopes are a useful tool in the world of electronics, allowing radio amateurs to see the signals inside their equipment. With personal computers and today's technologies, a variety of analog, digital or hybrid scopes are available to hams for solving problems and testing new ideas in home workshops. Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs is filled with practical information you ll need for using a scope. It begins with an overview of the oscilloscope and continues on to discuss characteristics, applications, probes, controls, and input modes. If you re considering adding this piece of test equipment to your ham shack, there is an explanation of scope specifications and features to help you select an oscilloscope that is right for you. Includes: Why Get an Oscilloscope? A Little History Every Scope Has These Elements Probes and Accessories Scope Sections in Detail Input Modes Let s Put a Scope to Work If You Are Going to Buy One Specifications Software Oscilloscopes Capable and Free Reviews of Several Current Models

  • Author: ARRL Inc.
  • Publisher: ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio (May 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1625950239
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.5 x 8.7 inches


4. ARRL Operating Manual

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

The fifth edition features new and updated material. Highlights include... ...a thoroughly revised discussion of receiving antennas. You ll discover how to greatly enhance their operational bandwidth. In addition, low-signal transformers for Beverages and other receive-only antennas are analyzed in great detail, along with effective common-mode filters. ...a new examination of phased arrays, with new concepts such as the hybrid-fed 4-square array and opposite-voltage feed system. This is a must-read for every serious antenna builder! ...dozens of new propagation maps based on DX Atlas, as well as an in-depth analysis of the influence of sunspot cycles on 160-meter ducting. ...a new discussion of cutting edge technology including Software Defined Radio and the revolutionary LP-500 Digital Station Monitor.

  • Author: ARRL Inc.
  • Publisher: ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio; 10th edition (October 8, 2012)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Radio
  • ISBN: 978-0872595965
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches


5. Tuning In The Great Gildersleeve: The Episodes and Cast of Radio's First Spinoff Show, 1941-1957

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

When Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve bade farewell to Fibber McGee and Molly and left Wistful Vista on a train in 1941, no one could have predicted that he would be riding the airwaves with his own new show until 1957. But when one listens to episodes of radio's first spinoff, it becomes clear the The Great Gildersleeve succeeded because its likable and amusing characters were appealingly fallible, much like the folks each of us knew in our hometowns. This book is a guide to more than 500 episodes of The Great Gildersleeve that are in circulation and also to the scripts of 46 episodes for which no recordings exist. Background on the development of the program is included, and the appendices include a list of episodes as well as information about cast members, notable occurrences on the program, ratings, and the films and TV series.

  • Author: Clair Schulz
  • Publisher: McFarland; Illustrated edition (January 24, 2013)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Humor & Entertainment


6. Raised on Radio

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

For everybody "raised on radio"—and that's everybody brought up in the thirties, forties, and early fifties—this is the ultimate book, combining nostalgia, history, judgment, and fun, as it reminds us of just how wonderful (and sometimes just how silly) this vanished medium was. Of course, radio still exists—but not the radio of The Lone Ranger and One Man's Family , of Our Gal Sunday and Life Can Be Beautiful , of The Goldbergs and Amos 'n' Andy , of Easy Aces, Vic and Sade , and Bob and Ray , of The Shadow and The Green Hornet , of Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, and Baby Snooks, of the great comics, announcers, sound-effects men, sponsors, and tycoons. In the late 1920s radio exploded almost overnight into being America's dominant entertainment, just as television would do twenty-five years later. Gerald Nachman, himself a product of the radio years—as a boy he did his homework to the sound of Jack Benny and Our Miss Brooks — takes us back to the heyday of radio, bringing to life the great performers and shows, as well as the not-so-great and not-great-at-all. Nachman analyzes the many genres that radio deployed or invented, from the soap opera to the sitcom to the quiz show, zooming in to study closely key performers like Benny, Bob Hope, and Fred Allen, while pulling back to an overview that manages to be both comprehensive and seductively specific. Here is a book that is generous, instructive, and sinfully readable—and that brings an era alive as it salutes an extraordinary American phenomenon.

  • Author: Gerald Nachman
  • Publisher: Pantheon (October 17, 2012)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Humor & Entertainment


7. Thinking of You - The Story of Kay Kyser

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

Kay Kyser was one of the giants of the American music business of the Twentieth Century. He was a bandleader for some twenty years, roughly the 1930s and 1940s. During the 1940s he was the most popular bandleader of his time-ore celebrated than Glenn Miller and the Dorseys and even Guy Lombardo. But today, for some reason, nobody seems to remember him! This book tries to correct this oversight. Born in 1905 in Rocky Mount, N.C, Kay Kyser studied law at the University of North Carolina but - influenced by bandleader Hal Kemp - decided to become a bandleader himself. Though not a musician, Kyser developed into a good frontman and, with George Duning as musical director and arranger, after some time his band developed into one of the better "Sweet" - or "Mickey-Mouse" -bands. This was the Depression era and the band struggled for some years for success. When they finally hit the big time, it was through the medium of radio. Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge was the most popular radio show at that time. During World War II Kyser devoted most of his time to performing for the men and women serving in the military. In the early Forties he changed his style from sweet to a moderate swing style that proved popular with the younger crowd. Kyser and his band appeared in several Hollywood films where he-unlike his contemporaries-was also featured as an actor. He disbanded his group in 1948, working in televison for some time and then was active in the Christian Science movement. He died in 1985. Thinking of You contains the life story of Kay Kyser plus short biographies of the musicians and vocalists who worked for him. Also included is a list of his films, his LPs and CDs including his million sellers.

  • Author: Raymond D. Hair
  • Publisher: BearManor Media (July 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature
  • ISBN: 978-1593936365
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.08 x 9 inches


8. The ARRL General Class License Manual: For Ham Radio (Arrl General Class License Manual for the Radio Amateur)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

The ARRL Amateur Ham Radio License manual for the General Class. For Exams taken between July 1 2011 thru June 30 2015. All exam questions with answers & detailed explinations. Includes practice exam software CD.

  • Author: ARRL Inc.
  • Publisher: Amer Radio Relay League; 7th edition (April 25, 2011)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0872598119
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.75 x 10.75 inches


9. The Ultimate Word Search and Word Scramble of MASH (MASH TV Show Word Puzzle Book): Easy and entertaining Puzzles for the fans of the TV Show 'M*A*S*H.

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Ultimate Word Search Puzzle book of M*A*S*H, based on one the best TV series ever made The Ultimate Word Search Puzzle book of M*A*S*H would be a great gift to everyone who loves this American war comedy-drama. These puzzles will not just test your skills, but you’ll learn a lot along the way. The show featured fantastic cast who never failed to make us laugh. There are also great recurring characters that added their own humor and charm to the show These are some of the categories you will find in The Ultimate Word Search of M*A*S*H: ·       ALAN ALDA ·       ABYSSINIA, HENRY ·       BEST M*A*S*H EPISODES (IMDB 1-15) ·       BEST M*A*S*H EPISODES (IMDB 15-30) ·       CARRY ON, HAWKEYE ·       CHANGE DAY ·       CHARLES EMERSON WINCHESTER III ·       CHARLES S. DUBIN ·       CHIEF SURGEON WHO? ·       COLONEL SAM FLAGG ·       DAVID OGDEN STIERS ·       DEAL ME OUT ·       FADE OUT, FADE IN, PART 1 ·       GUEST STARS AND RECURRING CAST ·       HANKY PANKY ·       HAWKEYE PIERCE ·       HOT LIPS AND EMPTY ARMS ·       HY AVERBACK ·       LARRY GELBART The Ultimate Word Search of M*A*S*H will bring you a great deal of entertainment.  If you are looking for the Ultimate Word Search of M*A*S*H look no further. EASY TO READ FONT  - Strain your brain not your eyes METICULOUSLY CRAFTED  Puzzles CAREFULLY SELECTED  Categories QUALITY  over quantity RELAX and REMINISCE!!! Scroll to the top of the page and pick up your copy by clicking the BUY NOW button before the price changes.

  • Author: Puzzling Mind
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Television
  • ISBN: 979-8748760287
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.22 x 11 inches


10. Broadcast Announcing Worktext, Fourth Edition: A Media Performance Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Radio Reference - August 2021

The Broadcast Announcing Worktext provides you with the skills, techniques, and procedures necessary to enter this highly competitive field of broadcast performance. In addition to the principles of good performance, this book addresses the importance of audience and how to communicate effectively to various groups. Television and radio studio environments, announcer specializations and responsibilities, and developing a broadcast delivery style are just a few of the many topics covered. Factual information is presented in brief, easy-to-digest modules and is enhanced with self-study questions and projects. The self-study provides an immediate check on what you learn, and the projects allow for a practical hands-on application of key concepts in the material. The worktext format, with many real-life examples, combines both traditional teaching and practical experience. A companion CD illustrates techniques and concepts in each chapter with audio and visual examples. This third edition will give you knowledge of other non-traditional forms of announcing, such as online radio announcing, podcast announcing, and other forms of online announcing, such as online shows, clips, and news. * New coverage of internet radio announcing techniques and other forms of distribution gives the readers a broader view of broadcast outlets * Presented in brief, easy-to-digest modules with self-study questions and projects that encourage active participation * CD with samples of broadcast and radio performaces for enhanced learning

  • Author: Alan Stephenson
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 4th edition (February 15, 2013)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-0240818603
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches