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"Something in the Air" On the Air

Fyi, I'll be discussing my new book, "Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and the Revolution that Shaped a Generation," on two shows today, both of whose producers have rummaged around in the radio archives to dig up some really cool sounds from throughout the history of the medium:

At 4 p.m. Sunday, "From the Nation's Capital" with Sam Litzinger airs on Washington Post Radio, 1500 AM and 107.7 FM; it's a full hour of highlights from the book. Outside the Washington area, this show can be heard on XM Satellite Radio on Channel 133 (XM Public Radio) or online at

Also at 4, Bob Edwards Weekend airs on WETA (90.9 FM); a half-hour segment on the book is scheduled to air in the second half of the hour, at around 4:30. Outside the Washington area, this show airs on hundreds of public radio stations. Check here for the time in your area.

Sound clips, excerpts, reviews and more about the book are at

By Marc Fisher |  January 14, 2007; 9:23 AM ET
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Nice job on Sam's show, Marc...but a clarification: The KDKA "broadcast" heard on the show was actually a re-creation done for the Columbia LP "I Can Hear It Now, 1919-32," narrated by Edward R. Murrow. Virtually all the broadcast snippets on that record are re-creations, for the simple reason that very few recordings of '20s broadcasts exist. The recording of radio shows, either for syndication purposes or for libraries (few were actually rebroadcast) didn't become widespread until the 1930s.

Other than that, a splendid show -- and I'm glad you gave Hunter Hancock his due as a rock radio pioneer.

Posted by: Vincent | January 14, 2007 11:59 PM

Sorry to have missed this. Will you be doing local (i.e., DC area) book signings?

Posted by: THS | January 15, 2007 9:16 PM


I really enjoyed your interview with Bob Edwards. I was fascinated by the audio finds, especially the one from your own college radio days.

I'm looking forward to getting your book. Judging from the conversation alone, it's going to be a wonderful read, though it will probably make me feel really old.

Posted by: Rocco | January 16, 2007 12:42 PM

Thanks, folks. There's a listing of my readings and other appearances at
The first reading will take place at Politics and Prose bookstore in the District this Sunday, the 21st, at 1 p.m. Others will follow next week at stores in Rockville and Tysons, and at the Prince George's Public Library in Hyattsville. And more are being added daily.

Posted by: Fisher | January 17, 2007 8:15 AM

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