Search - List of Books by Michael C. Keith

Dr. Michael C. Keith (born in Albany, New York) has served since 1993 as a member of the Boston College communications faculty and is the author of some two-dozen books on media. He is one of the country's foremost authorities on the social impact and role of radio in American culture. He has lectured in Russia, Spain, Tanzania, and at several institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

Keith served as a visiting professor at George Washington University and Marquette University and Director of Telecommunications at Dean College. He frequently appears in both American and foreign media as an authority on electronic media. Prior to becoming a full-time academic in the late 1970s, he worked as a broadcast professional for more than a decade.

Keith's substantial published output melds his own experience, an excellent network of contacts in and beyond the radio business, and careful research to produce solid analysis of what a growing number in and out of the industry see as the growing crisis of broadcast radio. A number of his books have been co-authored with Robert Hilliard, now retired from Emerson College. The team usually works this way--with Keith conceiving the topic and doing much of the initial legwork research and Hilliard taking on the initial book manuscript draft. They both work on the final version. Their co-authored works, and those of Keith alone, often tackle controversial topics such as the demise of local radio programming (2005); the legal intricacies of indecent or even obscene programming (2003); the use of radio by extreme hate groups (1999), a title on President's Clinton's summer reading list one year; and the use of radio by Native Americans (1995), the first monograph to appear on that topic. Keith has been a Stanton Fellow of the International Radio & Television Society and received the Distinguished Scholar Award given by the Broadcast Education Association and the Achievement Award in the Humanities by the University of Rhode Island.

In addition to his many media books and academic articles, Keith has written a well-reviewed memoir of his unconventional childhood years--The Next Better Place (Algonquin Books, 2003) -- as well as a coming of age novel--Life is Falling Sideways (Parlance, 2009). Recently, he has written a growing number of short stories, which have appeared in numerous webzines and literary journals. A collection of his stories——"Hoag's Object"——will appear in 2011 (Whiskey Creek Press).

Published Books on Electronic Media

Norman Corwin’s ‘One World Flight:’ The Lost Journal of Radio’s Greatest Writer, (with Mary Ann Watson) Continuum, 2009.

The Radio Station, 8th ed. Boston: Focal Press, 2009.

Sounds of Change: FM Broadcasting in America, (with Christopher H. Sterling) University of North Carolina Press, 2008

Radio Cultures: The Sound Medium in American Life, (editor) Peter Lang, 2008.

The Quieted Voice: The Rise and Demise of Localism in American Radio, (with Robert Hilliard) Southern Illinois University Press,
2005.


The Broadcast Century and Beyond: A Biography of American Broadcasting, 4th ed. (with Robert Hilliard) Focal Press,
2005.


Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in American Radio, (with Robert Hilliard) Blackwell Publishing, 2003.

Sounds In the Dark: All Night Radio in American Life, Iowa State University Press, 2001.

Queer Airwaves: Gay and Lesbian Broadcasting in America, (with Phylis Johnson) M.E. Sharpe, 2001.

Talking Radio: An Oral History of American Radio in the Television Age, M.E. Sharpe, 2000.

Waves of Rancor: Tuning in the Radical Right, (with Robert Hilliard) M.E. Sharpe, 1999

The Hidden Screen, (with Robert Hilliard) Focal, 1999

Voices In the Purple Haze: Underground Radio and the Sixties, Praeger, 1997

Global Broadcasting Systems, (with Robert Hilliard) Focal, 1996

Signals In the Air: Native Broadcasting In America, Praeger, 1995.

Selling Radio Direct, (with Robert Hilliard) Broadcasting, 1992

Radio Production: Art and Science, Focal, 1990.

Broadcast Voice Performance, Focal, 1989.

Radio Programming: Consultancy and Formatics, Focal, 1987

Production in Format Radio Handbook, University Press of America, 1984.
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Total Books: 45
Aurora Rising Aurora Wolf Literary Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy
And Through the Trembling Air
2010 - And Through the Trembling Air (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935199106
ISBN-10: 1935199102
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Broadcast Century and Beyond Fifth Edition A Biography of American Broadcasting
Life is Falling Sideways
2009 - Life Is Falling Sideways (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780984248902
ISBN-10: 0984248900
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Radio Station Eighth Edition Broadcast Satellite and Internet
Sounds of Change A History of FM Broadcasting in America
2008 - Sounds of Change a History of Fm Broadcasting in America (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807832158
ISBN-10: 0807832154
Genre: Business & Money
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The Radio Station Seventh Edition Broadcast Satellite  Internet
Dirty Discourse Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting
2006 - Dirty Discourse Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405157827
ISBN-10: 1405157828
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The Quieted Voice The Rise and Demise of Localism in American Radio
The Broadcast Century and Beyond Fourth Edition  A Biography of American Broadcasting
The Next Better Place  Memories of My Misspent Youth
2004 - The Next Better Place Memories of My Misspent Youth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565124363
ISBN-10: 1565124367
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 3

The Radio Station
2003 - The Radio Station (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780240805306
ISBN-10: 0240805305
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Next Better Place A Memoir in Miles
The Next Better Place  A Father and Son on the Road
2003 - The Next Better Place a Father and Son on the Road (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781565123649
ISBN-10: 1565123646
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Broadcast Century and Beyond A Biography of American Broadcasting Third Edition
Sounds in the Dark All-Night Radio in American Life
The Radio Station Fifth Edition
2000 - The Radio Station Fifth Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780240803883
ISBN-10: 0240803884
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Hidden Screen Low Power Television in America
1999 - The Hidden Screen Low Power Television in America (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765604200
ISBN-10: 0765604205
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Hidden Screen Low-Power Television in America
1999 - The Hidden Screen Low-power Television in America (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780765604194
ISBN-10: 0765604191
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Waves of Rancor Tuning in the Radical Right
1999 - Waves of Rancor Tuning in the Radical Right [Media, Communication, and Culture in America] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765601315
ISBN-10: 0765601311
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Voices in the Purple Haze  Underground Radio and the Sixties
1997 - Voices in the Purple Haze Underground Radio and the Sixties [Media and Society Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780275952662
ISBN-10: 0275952665
Genres: History, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Queer Airwaves the Story of Gay and Lesbian Broadcasting [Media, Communication, and Culture in America] (Hardcover)